Oral History – ‘Save and Sound’

This project began in 2019 conceived by Abbie Shelton with the Credit Union Foundation & BCUHS & Trade associations & Libraries

Credit Union Memories Secured thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Credit Union Foundation wants to capture the memories of the pioneers who set up, ran and used credit unions in the 60s,70s, 80s and 90s!

The Credit Union Foundation has been developing a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for an oral history project, Save and Sound It aims to capture memories of the people who were involved in early credit union development and preserve them for future generations.

Save and Sound will collect oral histories from people involved in the early days of credit unions across the North of England, from the 1960’s to the 1990’s.

A project manager will run events across the North of England to recruit and train volunteers who will interview 40 of the credit union pioneers who established financial co-operatives in their communities and workplaces.

Clips of the interviews will be hosted on a brand-new website, which will also contain photos and other material collected from credit unions and digitised by volunteers. The interviews will become part of the national collection cared for by the British Library and will be available for generations of researchers for many years to come.

The project will also create a toolkit to enable similar projects to be carried out in other parts of England, Scotland and Wales.

Mark Badcock Talks BCUHS 2015

Interviewed By Martin Logan & Jim Clancy From the Historical Society In Islington London

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