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BL’s Unlocking Our Sound Heritage funded by HLF

April 13, 2017 by


Major National Lottery funding boost to preserve nearly half a million at risk recordings from around the UK The British Library is today launching Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, a major preservation and access project which has received a £9.5m National Lottery grant. This builds on the generous support of other donors and funders, meaning that […]

Chorley Mills: memories of Lancashire’s cotton spinning and weaving industry

September 28, 2016 by


Chorley Mills is a lottery funded oral history project which is currently recording memories of workers in Lancashire’s now defunct cotton spinning and weaving industry. Based in town of Chorley Lancashire, the project is well under way and has gathered many interviews, photographs and documents. Several interviews and other archive material are already accessible on […]

Geotourist Audio Guide Exclusive Offer

June 10, 2016 by


Geotourist is a digital navigation audio guide to help you learn about the world around you as described by local experts and organisations. Have you ever walked past a beautiful sculpture or interesting building and wondered what it was or what the artist or designer’s inspiration or story behind the place is? Or have you […]

Job Opportunity: Oral History Project Manager, Manchester

July 7, 2015 by


The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust at Manchester Central Library is recruiting for an Oral History Project Manager for their new project, The Legacy of Ahmed. 16 month contract, Part-time (21 hours per week- will include occasional evening/weekend work) The post-holder will be required to travel in the local community. Salary: £27,000 per annum (pro-rata) Application deadline: […]

You Are Hear: Essex Record Office receive £276K grant

July 6, 2015 by


The You Are Hear: sound and a sense of place project has secured a grant of £276,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Essex Record Office has announced. Over three years, starting this autumn, the project will digitise and catalogue many of the historically significant sound and video recordings in the Essex Sound and […]

Greater Manchester Sound Archive launched at Manchester Central Library

July 1, 2015 by


The Greater Manchester Sound Archive has landed at Manchester Central Library. From today you can listen to over 1,200 copies sound recordings on cassette, CD and mp3 at the library. The archives were collected by the North West Sound Archive, whose holdings have been transferred around the region to Lancashire Archives, Liverpool Central Library and […]

Gurkha Stories: Oral Histories of Gurkha Veterans website

June 29, 2015 by


Gurkha Stories is a community project preserving the rare stories of its Gurkha veterans who have settled primarily at Abbeygate House in Colchester. Many are now in their seventh decade and reflect back on their lives. The public are invited to browse extracts from their stories on the project website:, which contains the whole […]