This week’s selection comes from Mary Stewart, Lead Curator of Oral History and Director of National Life Stories. Cherkley Court, home of Lord Beaverbrook and the setting for his meeting with Bob Edwards described in this audio clip. Photo by Ian Capper via Wikimedia, Creative Commons attribution CC BY-SA 2.0….
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This week’s selection comes from Giulia Baldorilli, Sound and Vision Reference Specialist. Photo by Cade Prior via Unsplash In this oral history interview, Jean Drummond looks back at the times when she used to rock climb as part of the Pinnacle Club, … read more
This week’s selection comes from Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, Data Protection and Rights Clearance Officer. Life in Wartime, Covent Garden Market. Photo credit: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer, via Wikimedia Commons. Some interviews make… read more
This week’s selection comes from Dr Madeline White, Curator of Oral History. We all know what a hedgehog looks like: small, brown, covered in prickly spines, adorable by any measure. Few of us have seen one in the wild though, much less heard the noise… read more
This week’s selection comes from Jonathan Benaim, Audio Cataloguing Coordinator. Taken from the British Library’s Oral History of Jazz in Britain collection, this recording is from an interview with guitarist Ernest Ranglin. In this particular excerpt,… read more