Chronicle Blog – Kayleigh Williams

The Chronicle’s Volunteer Blog features blog posts and articles about what it’s like to be a part of the Chronicle Project and is written by our volunteers.
This post is by Kayleigh Williams, an intern with the project who is currently studying for her master’s at Cardiff university.

Over the past four weeks I have been working as a project officer for the Chronicle Project, this has been an interesting opportunity. I have been handed the responsibility of creating walking trails across the city, based on the research conducted by volunteers. This has been equally consuming and challenging.

Having initially been involved with the oral histories this project collected, I had a lot of information to get to grips with in order to create these walking trails. This project has collected vast amounts of information concerning a multitude of topics, including women’s rights, community action groups, and carnivals, and it became my responsibility to incorporate these areas into walking trails!

Thankfully, my colleagues and volunteers have been incredibly patient with me, allowing me to pester them constantly with questions. Their support and eagerness to share information has meant I have been able to create three walking trails – all of which I think are very riveting. These trails have all been tested now, and very soon we’ll be announcing when the tours will happen!

Last week, Me and three other volunteers tested the city centre tour, which looks at protest movements in Cardiff. Despite the weather conditions being unfavourable we ploughed through the practice run. It went very well, and although a few tweaks needed to be made it’s looking to be a very promising tour!

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be sharing more information about all the trails this project will be organising, so watch this space!