The project was to create ‘All Change’ an original musical documentary play. This would involve research to ‘find a human story in the vast collection of diverse factual material that exists in libraries, museums, archives, record offices, attics and memories’. Developing an awareness of local roots for the newcomers in the new communities. The title, ‘All Change’, suggests both the ‘railway connection in our local community and the impact of our new city on its original inhabitants… once before, this area was subjected to radical change by a decision to build a new town. The new railway age required the new town of Wolverton to be built and the pre-existing local communities had to adjust to that fact. In time, of course, the new town absorbed the people, and new social and community patterns developed… Could our group, we wondered, by an honest and imaginative exploration of the facts of the first great change, help people to find meaning in their experience of the present day one?
Nevitt, Roy, Broadhurst, Margaret and members of Stantonbury Campus Drama Group