The Oral History Company

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It is one of the central aims of the OHC that oral history project resources be preserved for the enjoyment and edification of one and all, despite a lack of funding provision and foresight. The existence of the following important and exciting archives is due solely to the efforts and voluntary contributions of members of The Oral History Company.

We are always interested in helping any other languishing oral history archives to maintain an online presence – do get in touch via our contacts page.

A Lasting Moment (2009) – oral history combined with Marc Riboud’s stunning 1954 photography of the people and places of Leeds. This archive is designed, constructed and hosted by the OHC.

Leeds City Varieties Music Hall (2010-11) – Simon Bradley (Oral historian) and Rachel Moyise (Learning Manager, Leeds Grand Theatre) met with community groups, staff, Friends of the City Varieties Music Hall and volunteers to record peoples’ memories and stories of this much loved theatre. This project was made possible by the kind support of Wades Charity.

Sonic City (2006-09)- Leeds City Council working with Yorkshire Forward funding set up this Leeds-wide oral history project in 2006 – it ran out of funding in 2009. The archive is preserved intact using the original project’s web design. We are grateful to the services of Computify for the hosting of this archive.


  • Dormant Mode Jul 23, 2013

    Due to time pressures and other commitments, the voluntary core staff of the OHC are unable to put the required time in to push the project along. We will still be available via the contact form should you need help …

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  • Display fixed Jul 23, 2013

    The links to the maps and sound files for the Riboud archive have now been repaired. Things should be operating normally now. Thanks for your patience.

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