Oral History Project

The Calver Weir Restoration Project has been researching the legacy of the weir and mill through an oral history project. The local community have been involved and many people associated with the mill have been interviewed. Click on the pictures below to find out more about the interviewees and listen to the interviews
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Interview 3 - Graham Gill
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Graham Gill was born and bred in Calver, where he still lives. Graham was employed as a sheet metal worker at Sissons for 30 years. He began in 1947 after leaving the RAF and recalls how he got the job. Graham gives an insight into the production process and working conditions at Calver Mill while Sissons made stainless steel products there. He also has personal recollections of Gordon Sissons, the mill owner.
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