|Description||Oral History - Christine Manby|
Biography Sheet, Permisions, Summary Sheet, Transcriptions.
Christine Manby (CM) talks about her voluntary work with WRVS between 1992 and 2014 when the interview took place. She was first involved in a Luncheon club in Sheffield and was later asked to join the Emergency Services (ES) Team. CM comments on being a Deputy Metropolitan Organiser (DMO) in Sheffield and getting involved with children's holidays and hospitals. Then she talks about being Area Emergency Services Organiser in South Yorkshire, some of the emergencies which took place such as Great Heck train crash. CM also comments on becoming a Regional Emergency Services Organiser and taking on Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. Some more recent emergencies CM attended were the Sheffield Floods (2007) and a bomb Scare in Sheffield (2014). CM also talks about her OBE and other recognition WRVS in Sheffield have received for ES. She then mentions how restructures to the organisation have affected ES, Volunteers and her role in WRVS. To conclude CM comments on what the biggest change to the charity has been (in her opinion), Royal Voluntary Service's (RVS) place in Society today, Its future and her most treasured memory of her time with WRVS.