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Dr Michelle Winslow – The Oral History Services Project

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The Oral History Services Project works with people with life-threatening or potentially life-limiting conditions within the STH NHS Foundation Trust to create life story audio recordings. The project runs under the auspices of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield led by Michelle Winslow and Sam Smith. Oral…

History Society’s Oral History Project

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The 2017-18 Interviews The 2016-17 Interviews Welcome to the University of Sheffield History Society’s Oral History Project This project was set up on behalf of the University of Sheffield History Society by Ruby Muir, a third year history undergraduate. It was inspired by an interview done by her father which…

About Us

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The Witness Project is based at the University of Sheffield's History Department. Witness was set up in 2011 by two of the department's historians, Charles West and Andrew Heath, to collect and preserve Sheffield's past through the medium of oral history. The interviews are carried out by trained history students…

Housing in Sheffield

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Back to back housing was a legacy of many industrial cities which dated back to the industrial revolution. The fast-paced growth of urban populations led to many people living in cramped, unhygienic, and unsuitable housing. Between 1750 and 1851 the population of Sheffield grew from 20,000 to 161,475. ((Population statistics…

Youth Culture and Sheffield’s Music Scene

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With bands such as the Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Def Leppard and the Human League emerging from Sheffield in the last thirty years it is no surprise that the city has become well known for its musical talent. Sheffield has long supported a thriving culture for young people and musicians, with…

LGBT Community

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: May 21, 2014

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) scene in Sheffield has undergone a substantial transformation in recent decades. The Witness project has tracked these changes through the memories of interviewees who were part of this fascinating and diverse scene and experienced these marked changes first hand. Nationally, there had been…


Relevance: 91%      Posted on: May 21, 2014

Walkley is a suburb to the North-West of Sheffield city centre. The close-knit community that thrives there today is a result of strong community action in the late sixties and early seventies. In 1970 Walkley was written into plans for slum clearance below South Road and Howard Road. A great…

Interview: Dan West interviewing Andy Selman

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: May 28, 2014

Click here to listen to the full interview Key themes covered: Politics, Thatcher, Miner's strike and deindustrialisation 00:00 - 01:00 General introduction 01:00 - 03:00 Role in Sheffield City Council and labour membership 03:00 - 08:00 Political ideology of left during the 1980s 08:00 - 11:00 Political personalities-Peter Price, Clive…

Updating the website

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: July 14, 2014

Hello, Welcome to the Witness Project online archive! The purpose of this blog will be to publicise new additions to the archive, as well as to provide an insight into the material held on the Witness Project's website. Our website is currently in the process of being rebuilt. We are…

New interviews available

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: July 14, 2014

It's been a busy day at Witness HQ!   The most recent interviews from the Witness programme have been uploaded into the resources section of this website. Excitingly, there are two new interviews which emerged from our collaboration with the Walkley Historians. The links to the interviews with Edwin Hodson…