We are very proud of the work we have done in generating digital audio archives. Many of our projects begin by capturing stories and memories and we have trained many people in how to go out and do this. Editing this material is a time consuming task, but we think that the end results are worth it. Here you’ll find excerpts and links to some of this material, as well as to other audio we have created.
I Worked At Raleigh
I Worked At Raleigh is the result of a three year period during which we created a series of works marking the presence of Raleigh in Nottingham and the company’s impact further afield.
Having met dozens of people and heard about their experiences of working at Raleigh first hand, it became apparent that there was a desire for the everyday experiences of the people that worked in this huge enterprise to be set down for posterity.
This website is an audio and visual archive of the memories of over sixty people who have a connection with the factory, the large majority of these having worked there. These interviews, most of which are available as audio recordings but some as short films, present a comprehensive overview of what it was like to work and play at The Raleigh. With over fifteen hours of material to listen to and to watch, and with new material being uploaded at regular intervals, this site is an incredibly valuable resource, committed to preserving and recording the memories of those who worked for one of Nottingham’s most iconic companies.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the University of Nottingham with support from AHRC.
Tracks in Time
As part of our exhibition in Netherfield, investigating the town’s railway history, we interviewed a number of people. Here are a couple of them.
An audio tour of the Lace Market area of Nottingham that guides the listener through a number of venues and public spaces. To carry out the tour go to the top of the steps in front of St. Peter’s Church (pictured) at the bottom of Exchange Walk. From here the rest of the tour will be explained to you. These tracks can be downloaded and placed onto a suitable playing system. The tour lasts around eighty minutes.