“Everybody has a tale to tell – ‘Life Tales’ gives you the platform for your story to be heard forever”

Writing an autobiography to document your memoirs can feel daunting, overwhelming and time consuming.

At ‘Life Tales’ we offer a professionally recorded one-to-one audio interview, allowing you sit back in a relaxed environment to tell your story.

In turn you will be provided with a recording as a keep sake, a permanent record of your legacy as you want it to be told, to be heard by generations of family and friends for years to come.

About Me

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My name is Simon Watts and I am an active Buckingham based journalist with over 20 years experience working in Radio and Television broadcasting.

This is an idea I had been sat on for a number of years, but only had the time to finally get it off the ground during the crazy periods of lockdown.

Why I Love Story Telling

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Simon presenting football

I’ve been in the privileged position to have met and interviewed many big names from the World of news and sport, working for the likes of the BBC and Sky among others. However over the years, my most memorable interviews have come from meeting “ordinary” people. Because I believe we ALL have amazing stories.

What has always been clear is that EVERYBODY has a life tale. I just love listening to people’s stories, their backgrounds and finding out about the lives and experiences of others.

My Motivation

Back in 2001 I was driving home from a football match with my grandfather – Don Watts (who some of you may remember as a Buckingham based plumber!).

 He chose our journey to reveal his experiences while carrying out National Service in Malaya. We went on to talk about his experiences living in the jungle, his years racing stock cars, how he happened across a friend who taught him how to fly a hot air balloon and spending time living in South Africa.

These were revelations, I knew Don as just a humble grafter, born and bred in Buckingham who loved football and motorsport. He passed away less than a year later and only when I had two young children of my own did I really regret having not made some sort of recording Don’s life stories.

Simon and Don

With the benefit of modern recording and editing technology, it is now so much easier to sit down and record an audio interview.

We are able to track our family tree through websites like Ancestry, Genealogy and Find My Past to discover records of our ancestors dating back hundreds of years.

My aim for this service is to provide substance to this precious family history, so your story can be heard for generations to come.

Because we have just launched, I want to open this up to the local community first and we are offering a 20% discounted price of £400 for the complete package to the end of the year.

We would also love to offer a free ‘Life Tales’ recording to one Community Contact reader, all you have to do is visit our website and declare your interest via our contacts page, give us a call or simply email [email protected]