News & Events


19 September 2019

Clitheroe Civic Society Sound Archive

Invitation to carry out interviews and/or being interviewed


The Society is now actively seeking a small group of interested volunteers to conduct interviews. Taking advantage of Andrew Schofield’s experience in this field (Andrew was the last Curator of the North West Sound Archive), he will provide all the necessary information on oral history recording techniques, methodology and the use of the hand held recording machines. It is surprising how relatively easy it is to make these recordings - and how enjoyable undertaking interviews can be.

 We are aiming to have a ‘panel’ of four - six interviewers in total. Once we have received sufficient expressions of interest a short introduction, to be held at a time and place to suit all, will be given by Andrew Schofield .

This will enable recordings to be made ‘in the field’ at a place to suit the interviewee.


At this point in time there are no specific categories or priorities for stories and reminiscences that we would like to record, though these may well develop in the future. Simply anyone who would like to share - and record for posterity - stories of their life or particular experiences will be able and encouraged to do so.

Additionally, Members and Interviewers are invited to make suggestions for people who they consider would be worth contacting - and who they consider may have an interesting story to tell and be recorded for future information. Andrew, and any of the Society Officers listed below, look forward to hearing from you with your suggestions

 Those interested in becoming an interviewer or sharing their stories should contact Andrew - or any one of the Society’s Officers listed below - in order to register their interest in this latest initiative of the Society.

 In addition to this Statement there will also be a Press Release promoting participation in - and support for – this latest initiative of the Society.

Chairman: Steve Burke 6 Claremont Avenue, Clitheroe, BB7 1JN. 01200 425528

Treasurer: Barbara Alty Shaw Cottage Shawbridge St Clitheroe BB7 1LZ 01200 429359

Secretary: Michael Parkinson Beechcroft, Back Commons, Clitheroe, 01200 422660 rmparky@gmail.comSound Archivist:

Andrew Schofield Tel 01200 427768 or 0776 2522 051

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The date for this visit is now Wednesday 18th September

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