The memories of people who have lived and worked along the rivers of Herefordshire will be recorded for posterity, thanks to a £43,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Stories of fishing, farming, folklore, flooding and much more will be captured from people who have spent much of their lives around the four rivers, the Wye, Lugg, Arrow and Frome.
The River Tales project is being led by Age Concern and will involve the stories of people aged 65 and over who have a close connection with the rivers.
About 250 people are expected to take part in workshop sessions, which will then be whittled down to 30 who will have stories recorded.
Anne Jenkins, regional manager of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: "This project is based on moving forward by looking back. I'm sure it will reveal fascinating details of social history and environmental changes which will be very valuable to future generations.
"It will also provide a unique insight into what life was like for future generations to learn from."
Magda Praill, chief executive of Age Concern Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said: "The project will harvest local memories and turn them into a rich resource and also widen access to this unusual heritage.
"The memories will be filmed and compiled into video and oral histories and multi-media formats designed to be easy and fun to use by schools and history societies, amongst others."
She added: "The information will be available for future generations to learn from the past, and involving both younger and older people will increase respect and understanding between generations."
The resources will also include archive film, photographs and drawings, and primary schools will work with a composer in developing soundtracks for the finished memories.