Moor Memories Please: Oral Histories of the Peak District

Posted on 12/05/2011 by

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The Moors Memories Project is an oral history partnership project that aims to record the relationship between the people and the moors in and around the Peak District.

They would like to hear about the changes to the landscape and way of life individuals may have witnessed and also hear from those who remember significant events connected with the moorland areas. For example, the Second World War,  snow drifts and  moorland wildfire. In other words, if you have a story to tell regarding life on the Peakland moors, then they would love to hear from you.

The memories will be safely stored in a permanent public archive besides in addition forming the basis for the creation of a new exhibition based in the Moorland Centre at Edale and a series of new audio trails and booklets.

The Moor Memories Project is a partnership funded project collecting the oral histories of the Peak District moorlands.  For more information about the project and to get involved, see www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk or contact Julia Shergold, the Moor Memories Project Officer, email: julia.shergold@peakdistrict.gov.uk , tel. 01629 816585 .

(Story picked up from Yorkshire Evening Post)

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