Quarry Tales: Clitheroe

Oral history is a really effective way of recording memories and stories. To hear the character and emotion in the voice of the subject gives the words greater depth and added meaning and so hence why we chose this method for Quarry Tales.

Our aim was to collect as wide a range of memories as we could - not just those of former and current workers in the quarrying industry, but those affected by it, their families and local residents. We  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.

We also added printed and photographic supporting material to this website as we collected 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.

Listen to this short extract then explore the others here >

The collection of material is available on this website as well as being deposited in the British Library Sound Archive so making it available worldwide to researchers.