Since 2018, the Unlocking our Sound Heritage (UOSH) project at London Metropolitan Archives has been digitising a selection of sound archives from across the capital. These include oral history, world music and the performing arts. To date we have preserved over 6,000 recordings, making the job of creating this 30 minute compilation … a challenge.
How did we do it? Well, we asked members of the project team and our wonderful volunteers to select and introduce their favourite.
We had a fantastic time pulling it together, below you will find the tracklist:
Track 1 – Wheelchair Ballroom Dancers, The Ealing Saints | Brent in Sound
Track 2 – Poetry by Merle Collins | Bogle-L’Ouverture
Track 3 – Memories of WWII rationing with Christa Gulliver | Southern Housing Group
Track 4 – Creating Music in Class | Inner London Education Authority
Track 5 – Interview with Charles Esche | Audio Arts
Track 6 – Memories of Petticoat Lane Market with Hyam Gilbert | Interviews with Hackney Residents Track 7 – Community life with Joan Foster | Five Women
Track 8 – The childhood memories of Muhammed Asif | Muslim Communities Project
Thank you in particular to our volunteers for their contributions – Sophia, Richard, Tim and Gosia.
Learn more about our work via the website – https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/history-and-heritage/london-metropolitan-archives/about-lma/unlocking-our-sound-heritage