Invisible Histories - Salford's Working Lives
What's happening now?
We're very grateful for the people who have already come forward to be interviewed. They are people who worked at Agecroft Colliery, Ward & Goldstones factory and Richard Haworth's mill.
We have twenty interviews now recorded and are moving on to the next exciting parts of the project:
• Listening to the interviews and choosing a range of interesting memories from them
• Working with volunteers to copy these parts of the interviews
• Transcribing some of the interviews
• Working with a local high school from April to dig into these memories and create musical links between them for our podcast inspired by Ewan McColl`s 1950s Radio Ballads.
We're still interested in all sorts of stories of working at the mill, the factory or the mine, as well as what life was like where you lived at the time. Any story, no matter how small will help people in the future understand just how important these workplaces were in Salford.
We will be creating an exhibition in late 2013 themed around these stories and including any items you might be able to share with us. We will also be working with local school pupils to help them appreciate their heritage and to present your stories in exciting new ways.
If you would be willing to give up an hour or so of your time to let us record your memories of working at these Salford workplaces, please get in touch with Neil by phone (0161 736 3601) or by email: neil.dymond-green @ wcml.org.uk
We are grateful that the Invisible Histories project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Pictures courtesy of Salford Local History Library.