Quarry Tales: Clitheroe

Our Family Day at the Salthill Quarry Geology Trail, Clitheroe on Saturday 23rd January 2016 was a great success. We were fortunate to pick the only fine day of the period and 64 people turned up to make artworks and learn about the quarrying and geology of the area.

Here are some photographs:

Oral history is a really effective way of recording memories and stories. It is very useful to hear the emotion in the voice of the subject. This is why we chose this method for Quarry Tales.

Our aim is to collect as wide a range of memories as we can - not just those of former and current workers in the quarrying industry, but those affected by it, their families and local residents. We have already managed to find a wide range of interviewees but are always looking for more so please contact us if you or someone you know might be interested.

The collection of material will be available on this website as well as being deposited in the British Library Sound Archive. This will make it available worldwide to researchers.

We will also add printed and photographic material to this website as we collect it, so again, if you have anything you would like to contribute please email us. Photographs showing old workings, employees, vehicles, etc. will be particularly interesting to see.

This website will develop alongside the project so as we make recordings and receive other material it will grow into a complete resource in its own right. So please bookmark us and keep returning to see what has been added.

Listen to this short extract then explore the others here >