Thursday, 24 March 2011

Oral Histories

Mike Thompson has asked me to remind 'diary' readers that over the next few months we will be recording the memories and reminiscences of people who worked on the Stainmore line.  A number of ex-employees have already volunteered to share their recollections of working on the railway, and the work of recording and transcribing these will be carried out by members of the Kirkby Stephen Family History Group throughout the summer. We will also be making recordings at the 'Stainmore 150' Festival in August.

Did you work on the line, or do you have a friend, relative or neighbour that did so? If so please let us know and we will arrange for one of the project team to talk to you and explain what the programme is about and how you can take part. If you would rather that your memories weren't publicly shared during your lifetime it is possible to record them but have them held in confidence to be retained in the archives for use by future researchers.

We also plan to capture the memories of those who used the railway regularly in their daily lives

Please e-mail me at iain@stainmore150.co.uk and I will pass your details on to the research team

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