What do a séance, a high speed police chase through London,
a budgie that spoke Glaswegian and the mating calls of Atlantic
Seals have in common?
are just four of the more usual recordings we've recovered from
"dead media" (audio formats that have outlived there
usefulness because there are no devices conveniently available
to play them) such as reel to reel tapes, cassettes and old
78 rpm records as part of our work rescuing the sounds and voices
of people's past.
not a huge faceless business, but a family run business in the
Scotland borders. Here is a recording of Chris's grandfather
speaking about his school days in the early 20th Century in
a selection sound clips showing the variety of material we have
transferred to customers
is the voice of our technician's late Grandfather speaking
about his school days in Grimsby during the early 20th Century.
Memories of a WW2 training flight that went wrong and ended
in a Canadian corn field.
short clip from an audio letter sent from father to his son
living in Australia in the 1950's before cheap international
A Mother singing with her child
oral history recording. Ron Howard was a very brave man, he
was the Beachmaster (an officer in charge of disembarkation
of troops and munitions ) on Gold Beach on the 6th June 1944
(D-Day). He was the first man ashore!
Child with his short own version
of a well known nursey rhyme.
interviewed by Bryan Crump on Radio New Zealand National
being interviewed by Dave Raven on BFBS Radio