An Oral History Audio Trail For Leicester

An Oral History Audio Trail For Leicester Blog

First steps on the oral history audio trail

The oral history audio trail for Leicester is underway! The first meeting of the steering group was held in May, 14 people attended, and I was delighted with the ideas and input from the group. One of the main questions was about the geographical scope of the trail, the main point of which was the issue of whether the inner ring road presents a barrier to walking which should be taken into account. It was pointed out that there can be a lot to discover in a small area (which could easily be contained by the ring road) but the choice of best sites for the trail would eventually determine the route.

Having had a look at all the suggestions I’ve decided on a trail which is very central. It starts at the Town Hall, moves to the Clocktower and then circles the High Street and Highcross before returning to the Clocktower. I’m now in the process of listening to the relevant recordings in our collections and creating some sound clips for the steering group to listen to. Watch this space for more information about my progress, and also some ideas for walks and trails for the future.


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The East Midlands Oral History Archive (EMOHA) was created to archive and use the oral history collections of Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland. EMOHA is run by Colin Hyde and is based in the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester. The collections in the Archive are stored at the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (ROLLR).