Oral History

peteThe history of a village is incomplete without a record of the memories of its residents. We have started by recording some of the more senior residents but the intention is for this to be an ongoing project whereby we interview the memories or current experience of as many residents as they too will be history one day. We are fortunate to be helped in this by members of the Cartmel Peninsula Local Historical Society who also kindly donated old interviews they had in their archives and which are marked below as ‘CPLHS’.

We are very grateful to Peter Roden (pictured left) for transcribing the interviews for us. It is an arduous task for which we are deeply indebted to Peter.

Click below to hear the interviews or click the link to read the corresponding transcripts.

Vic Howarth (1st Interview)
Interviewed for the CVS on 30 January 2016 by John Batty & Irini Tzortzoglou

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Vic Howarth (2nd Interview)
Interviewed for the CVS on 6 February 2016 by John Batty & Irini Tzortzoglou

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Mary Martin
Interviewed for the CPLHS in January 1993 by Denys Vaughan

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Freddy Perry
Interviewed for the CVS on 11 May 2015 by John Batty & Irini Tzortzoglou

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Joyce Smith
Interviewed for the CPLHS on 2 March 1999 by Dr Malcolm W. Arthurton

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Alex Taylor
Interviewed for the CPLHS on 22 October 1992 by Denys Vaughan

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