The South Dorset Ridgeway Heritage Project ran a project that it calls "Ridgeway Voices", whose objective was to record reminiscences of those who have lived near the Ridgeway for a long time. The aim was partly to capture memories of times gone by (Oral History), and partly for the sake of recording the cadence of Dorset voices (Ridgeway Voices).
Members of the Sutton Poyntz History Group received training in the use of the recording equipment, and conducted a number of interviews with people with long memories of Sutton Poyntz. The recordings were sent on to the Ridgeway Heritage Project team, who identified notable short extracts and short stories. We have kept copies of these recordings, which can be heard by clicking the links below:
- David Saunders (farmer at Northdown Farm)
- Mary Goode
- Sue Wintle