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Romsley Oral History Project


As we age our distance memories get sharper, and those forgotten, not-written-down times of ordinary people are most important to the history of our Romsley and Hunnington villages.

I have had the privilege of recording some lovely villagers, like Mrs. Isabel Limb, born in 1912 in Cheshire, who moved to Romsley and a new married life with Gordon in 1931.

Everyone's reminiscences give an insight into life in small villages like ours, including occupations, schooldays, Church, shopping, war years, etc.

I do hope you enjoy listening and that I asked the right questions, because no one is just "ordinary", everyone has a story to tell.

We must not forget, today retold tomorrow is history.
Jean Cockin


The interviews below were recorded in 2012 as part of the Romsley Oral History Project.

Either click on the link to listen directly or right-click to download the file and listen later. All files are in the MP3 audio format.


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