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.

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Ron Thomson
Interviewed for the CVS on 10 June 2014 by John Batty & Irini Tzortzoglou

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Harry Tyson
Interviewed for the CPLHS on 12 February 1992 by Denys Vaughan and others

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Percy Unsworth
Interviewed for the CVS on 16 November 2016 by Barbara Copeland

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Maurice Unsworth
Interviewed for the CPLHS in early 1999 by Dr Malcolm W. Arthurton

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Gerald Whiteway
Interviewed for the CPLHS on 17 November 1992 by Denys Vaughan

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