'Moffat Voices' - Oral History Projects
Oral history is the stories that we share with one another about our past experiences. Histories of ordinary people and their lives are as important to the historical record as the testimonies of the rich and famous. The importance of collecting such information to preserve for future generations cannot be understated. It is a precious intangible heritage which may disappear forever if not recorded and conserved. The recordings we are making may be used by historians, broadcasters, school and university students.
Memories of people from Moffat and area have proved a treasure trove of local knowledge and insight into the lives of the the town. Our sincere thanks go to all our contributors.
We have 3 transcribers and 5 interviewers. Each 15 minutes of interviewing takes 4 hours of transcribing. When the material has been transcribed the interviewee gets a typed copy of their interview and also an audio version on a CD.Extracts of some recordings are listed below, do try them out they may bring back some memories of your own. Help for funding this project came from the Heritage Lottery Fun