Exploring Peterborough residents' stories through words, photographs, film and theatre

Places for All? explores the multiple and diverse place attachments and work and migration histories of people of all ethnic backgrounds, from people born in the city to those who arrived very recently.

Oral history and residential fieldwork are at the heart of the research, which draws on the stories of over one hundred people. Read more about the project in an article published in The Sociological Review in March 2016

Amrali Ravji, Eastfield cemetery (Liz Hingley, 2011)
Agnieszka Coutinho, city centre (Liz Hingley, 2012)


Some Kind of Life is the result of working
with people who have been, or still are, homeless.

(Guy, still from Some Kind of Life, Teresa Cairns and Denis Doran, 2012)


Nineteen of the people whose stories were recorded were also involved in a photography project.

Young people acted in a play inspired by the oral histories, filmed the tea party held to thank participants, and co-produced a short film about living in supported housing.

Alicia Vendenthoren at Farrows peas cannery, 1960s.
Flags of many nations: Roman Catholic Pentecost celebration at Peterborough's Anglican Cathedral (Ben Rogaly, 2011)
Bridge Fair at night (David Glenn, 2011)
(Still from In Passing, Teresa Cairns and Denis Doran, 2013)

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