Life of East Cambridgeshire

After the success of Viva’s previous Heritage Lottery Funded project Rich Soil Rich Heritage we are back with a new and exciting venture. Street Life will not only focus on Viva’s immediate community in Soham but we will be heading out into East Cambridgeshire to cover Ely, Littleport and Chatteris.
The project will be a bridge for the local people in Soham, Ely, Chatteris and Littleport to discover who lived and worked in their towns (possibly even their own houses) during the War from 1939-1945.
Project Manager, Hetti Wood, says: ‘We are looking for local volunteers to get involved who will be recruited and trained to undertake archival research, oral history interviews to record local memories from people alive at the time, and photographic recording of buildings in the four towns. We cannot wait to get started and we hope we can drum up some local support’. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Then come along to one of our launch events:

  • Wednesday 26th August at Chatteris Library 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday 12th September at Lodeside Hall Soham Village College, Soham, 10am-12pm / 2pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 15th September at Ely Museum, 7:30pm-9:30pm

If you would like to find out more about the project then get in touch via our website on or call us on 01353 722 228. If you would like to become a volunteer or come along to one of our launch events please get in touch on
Do you have any further information that may be useful for the project? Would you like to share any objects or stories with us? Get in touch as would love to hear from you

Street Life Poster
Street Life Poster

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