The Memory Store
In these pages we aim to capture and share for posterity all the memories we can of those who have worked and lived in the Alnwick area.
This might include for example:
- Stories and recollections that your grandparents passed on of life in their time
- Wartime memories
- What life was like in the many companies and workplaces no longer in existence
- Memories of any era from rationing right through the Swinging Sixties to the recent past
We will be happy to carry out a short recorded interview with you anywhere you like, from the Museum to a local cafe to your home. We use a simple hand-held recorder and the process is very informal. Check out some of the memories below.
If you would like to help us, or can refer us to someone who you think would make a useful interviewee please just use our contact form.
In the Memory Store already we have written memories, sound memories and video memories, but we are hungry for more:
Material from the Alnwick Garden Heritage Project
Sound Memories :
Hear a fascinating selection of recordings from the Rothbury Vintage day, as several people were kind enough to share the stories of their most-loved possessions
And from around Alnwick :
Dougie Hedley explains how a man's best friend was his horse Tony when delivering milk around Alnwick by yourself at 15.
References: Milkman, deliveries, horse, Percy Terrace, Howick Street, Lisburn Street, Green Batt, Beacom's Dairy Farm
How Percy House became a haven for students from all over the world.
References: Percy House, Percy Terrace, St Cloud University, America, Germany, Switzerland
Jamie and his Music. How a gifted player views his art..
References: Jamie. Percy Terrace Project, Music, Violin
The charming Lindley children (plus dog) tell the story
of their house
( For other audio memories of Percy Terrace go here)
Northern Flame- inspired by the Olympic Torch's journey through Northumberland in 2012,
This film relays the stories, heritage and culture of just some of the folk who live here.
( Bailiffgate Volunteers appear on stage at 7.00 mins)
The Prince of Wales (Future Edward VIII)
arrives at Alnwick station in 1923
and visits the War Memorial
Hipsburn First School Project:
Alnwick Swansfield Park Project: