|Description||Oral History - Gillian Highley|
Biography Sheet, Permisions, Summary Sheet, Transcriptions.
Gillian Highley (GH) talks about her time as a WVS/WRVS volunteer from 1965 to the present day (2014) in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Her first role was delivering Meals-on-Wheels (MOW) and she then went on to start an afternoon and luncheon club in the town. GH ran the luncheon club for 33 years in a local Methodist church. From 1967 she became Old People's Welfare (OPW) Organiser for Halifax and was in charge of Trolley Shops and Dancing Clubs she also comments on the closure of the WRVS Centre in the 1990s. GH was also a member of the Emergency Services (ES) team and mentions some of the emergencies she attended, the training she received and how WRVS helped refugees. Comments on being a member of the WRVS Association, how the organisation has changed in the early 21st century and her most treasured memories of being a volunteer.