08: Community focusBy Stella Cardus
Alongside the Market books series, QueenSpark continued to produce its main collection, including the popular 'Daring Hearts' in 1992.
'Daring Hearts' is based on taped interviews with forty lesbian and gay men who spoke openly about their lives in and around Brighton which, in the fifties and sixties was considered a type of ‘Eldorado’, a promised land, for the lesbian and gay community.
Other themes to be explored through a series of interviews were the interesting and unusual lives of some of Brighton’s Jews in 'We're Not all Rothschilds' (1994).
QueenSpark also documented the oral history of working communities, such as the local fishing industry in 'Catching Stories' (1996). At the beginning of the century, fishing boats landed on the beach and the fish market was actually on the seafront ...
This page was amended on 13/05/2015
The content of this delightful book came from the Brighton Ourstory (Project) archive, the local lesbian, gay and bisexual history group. The group continues to collect, preserve and archive Brighton-related lgb history and you can find out more at http://www.brightonourstory.co.uk
From Alf Le Flohic