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more funding success for Ovaltine in Dacorum

11 tins of ovaltine stand grouped together with a light grey backdrop. The tins are of various sizes but all are bright orange with bold lettering spelling OVALTINE in blue font
Tins of Ovaltine from various decades stored here at Dacorum Heritage

Dacorum Heritage Awarded £25,965 by Arts Council England, which will help to continue work on the Ovaltine collection.

Dacorum Heritage is excited to announce our success in obtaining match funding from Arts Council England for Dacorum in Ovaltine. This project match-funds the funding Dacorum have received from The Garfield Weston Foundation and allows us to continue with the activities we are currently doing to digitalise and make accessible the Ovaltine Collection.

So far, with the help of funding from Garfield Weston Foundation, we have been able to digitalise some of the cine film in the collection. With the additional funding from the Arts Council England’s Project Grant titled Unlocking Collections, we will be able to now digitalise a collection of LPs. These LPs contain the popular radio show 'The Ovaltineys' and subsequently make the content available online. This will allow people all over the world to access and enjoy a key part of the nation's cultural heritage. Additionally, we will be collaborating with local communities to enable a deeper understanding and enhanced interpretation of the collection. We plan to have pop up reminiscence sessions, recruit volunteers and conduct oral history of those who remember Ovaltine in Dacorum or worked within the factory at Kings Langley.

Thanks to the funding, we are now able to recruit a project support assistant for one year which will have significant positive impact to the project. Allowing us to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and achieve even greater success with your project.

Did you or someone you know work at the Ovaltine factory? or are you are interested in participating in this project and becoming a volunteer oral history recorder? please contact us via info@dacorumheritage.org.uk

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