Working Class Movement Library

A blog from the Working Class Movement Library in Salford

Salford Working Lives

Posted by wcmlibrary on November 4, 2009

From Lawrence
Today’s session involved two guest speakers, Mike Scantlebury and Jane Wood, who have recorded numerous oral histories over the past two and a half years, as part of the RE-Tracing Salford Group (they are the oral history wing of the project).
They played some really interesting (entertaining, funny, tragic, sad, novel), stories on tape(CD) for the audience. This was received with animated feedback from the Salford residents in the group, who all related to the stories, of illness, bugs, sharing things, common perceptions of the past in Salford and lots more.
Mike and Jane have made hundreds of recordings and have captured the spirit of Salford people really well.
This session was really popular and well attended, it was rooted in social history and given an animated spark. It was supplemented by reading material from the library, which residents read during and after the session.


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