oral histories online

December 2020

As part of the Seeing the North with Sankey project, Signal Film and Media we ran a series of four online workshops aimed at looking at ways to record oral history in the Covid-19 age. The course was geared towards ‘place-based’ oral history in response to images in the Sankey Family Photography Collection. 

During the course, we looked at interviewing techniques, why we record oral histories and how oral histories can be used alongside the photographs in the collection. The course will culminate in the creation of short sound pieces that will sit alongside photographs in exhibitions and the final collection.

Simon Bradley is an artist and oral historian who delivers Oral History training, creates audio walks and sound art. More about Simon: 


If you are interested in being interviewed for the project – please contact Julia @ julia@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk 

Thank you to all the people who took part in the project – we can’t wait to hear your sound pieces! 

Thank you to everyone who took part: 

John Harrison     Vanessa Allen     Paul Sanders

Peter Laird     Lucy Sherwood     Lynn Belither 

Marina Hodgson     Derek Bradley      Enid Milligan

Wendy Kolbe     Charlotte Davies     Jonathan Powell