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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…

Full list of Witness Oral Histories

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The following list is the full collection of Oral Histories collected by the Witness project, organised by year. Hovering on a link will provide a summary of the interview. Clicking on the link will direct you to the audio interview in full, as well as a full list of contents…

Oral Histories: Housing and Community

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This is a full list of interviews about, or including discussion on,  housing and community in Sheffield. By hovering over a link you can get a summary of the contents of the interview. If you would like to listen to the interview then click on the link. This will take you to…

Oral Histories: Women and Feminism in Sheffield

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This is a full list of interviews about, or including discussion on,  women and feminism in Sheffield. Some of these interviews also contain discussion about Sheffield's LGBT community. By hovering over a link you can get a summary of the contents of the interview. If you would like to listen to the…

Oral Histories: Sheffield During World War Two

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This is a full list of interviews about, or including discussion on,  Sheffield during the Second World War. By hovering over a link you can get a summary of the contents of the interview. If you would like to listen to the interview then click on the link. This will…

Interview: Richita Bhattacharyya interviewing B.E. Jackson

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Click here to listen to the full interview Main themes covered: Blitz, women at work, rationing,  community, education. 00:00 - 01:00 General introduction and recollection of start of war being declared 01:00 - 04:00 Shift work and memories of air raids in the factory 04:00 - 05:30 Marples Hotel being…

Interview: Louise Shaw interviewing Bryan Cowell

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Click here to listen to the full interview Main themes covered: Rationing, air raids, the Blitz, allotments, D-Day, VE Day. 00:00 - 03:00 General introduction. Memories of the day war was declared and changes after that 03:00 - 05:30 Food rationing and being creative with food 05:30 - 10:00 Impact…

Interview: Katherine Yates interviewing Vi Drabble

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Click here to listen to the full interview Main themes covered: the Blitz, education, rationing, socialising during the war. 00:00 - 05:30 General introduction, family life and growing up 05:30 - 08:00 Education during the war, changes to family life following the outbreak of war 08:00 - 09:30 Spare time…

Interview: Katherine Yates interviewing John Rogerson

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Click here to listen to the full interview Main themes covered: the Blitz, Anderson shelters, rationing, allotments, evacuation, wartime propaganda. Please note that John's memories of the war relate to London. 00:00 - 07:00 Introduction and early memories of the war 07:00 - 12:30 Experiences of evacuation and of being…

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