Audio Clips

Alice Maunders, Audio Clip

Alice Maunders (AM) was interviewed many times by W.R. Mitchell (WRM). In this segment Alice describes leaving Newcastle and her first glimpse of Settle in 1927.

Annie Mason, Audio Clip

In this clip Anne Margaret Mason (AM) tells Bill Mitchell (WRM) about meal times at haymaking.

Bill Alderson, Audio Clip

In this clip Bill Alderson (BA) describes to W.R. Mitchell (WRM) how Susan Peacock, the landlady at Tan Hill, was frightened of nobody, and how the loaded gun she kept behind the bar at the Inn was put to good use on one occasion.

Eleanor Yorke, Audio Clip

W.R. Mitchell (WRM) and Eleanor Yorke (EY) discuss the history of the Yorke family, from Sir Richard Yorke who was a wealthy York Merchant and Lord Mayor of the city of York in the late 1400s. Eleanor Yorke discusses the properties that the family held in Nidderdale from the sixteenth century and the story of Sir John Yorke of Gowthwaite, a catholic, who was fined by the Star Chamber in 1611 for allowing a pro-Catholic play to be performed in his home in 1609 over the Christmas period.

Henry Cox, Audio Clip

Henry Cox (HC) was interviewed many times by Bill Mitchell (WRM) about his life working in the cotton mills in Settle and Giggleswick, and working on the Settle—Carlisle Railway. 

In this clip Henry Cox describes a medical examination he had to take before starting ‘half-time’ or part-time work in High Mill in Langcliffe at the age of eleven in 1894.

Jim Smith, Audio Clip

Jim Smith (JS) talks to W.R. Mitchell (WRM) about the winter of 1947 when many sheep were lost due to the extreme weather conditions.

John Geldard, Audio Clip

W.R. Mitchell and  John Geldard of Malham discuss the ancient art of dry stone walling.

In this segment John Geldard (JG) describes to W.R. Mitchell (WRM) the different qualities of gritstone and limestone and how to ensure a stone wall has a good foundation.

John Keavey, Audio Clip

John Keavey (JK) talks to W.R. Mitchell (WRM) about his first bike ride with the Cyclists’ Touring Club.

Kit Calvert, Audio Clip

Kit Calvert (KC) was interviewed many times by W.R. Mitchell (WRM). In this segment he describes the lack of eggs one Whitsuntide.

Lawrence Rukin, Audio Clip

In this segment Laurie Rukin (LR) tells W.R. Mitchell (WRM) about the Keld Singers.

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