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The Living Memory Association podcast showcases memories of days gone by, the past brought to life by the hundreds of people who have spoken to us over the years.

 

Executive production by GT Music,  Intro and Exit music by Setuniman at www.freesound.org/people/setuniman/

May 23, 2019

The 23rd episode of The THELMA Tapes takes us into the history of Leith Docks in Edinburgh, with wonderful stories of near death experiences in the Grain silos, going straight from the Bru to 40 years of back breaking work at the Port, being the King of the Cranes, starting to look like your dog and many many...


Apr 26, 2019

The 22nd episode of The Thelma Tapes focuses on Home Remedies, with wonderful tales of mustard baths, sweaty sock scarfs, nettle tea and hot toddies gathered from our fabulous guests.  These memories are courtesy of the Crosswinds Reminiscence Group of 1993 (an old cassette recording from our archives) and a recent...


Mar 29, 2019

The 21st episode of The THELMA Tapes podcast looks back on the experience of being at school in the 1940s, 50s and 60s through interview clips from our wonderful guests who lived through those times.  We hear tales of cold classrooms, warm bottles of milk, favourite teachers, brutal discipline and school...


Feb 26, 2019

The 20th episode of The THELMA Tapes is a celebration of the culture of 'Make do and Mend', which began in the 1940s and is making a comeback in the modern age.  We hear wonderful stories of the rag and bone man, getting penny refunds on bottles, collecting bones to make glue, constantly darning socks, having a pig bin...


Feb 8, 2019

The nineteenth episode of the Living Memory Association podcast is a Valentine's Day special, with romantic reminiscences galore from receiving and sending cards right through to first dates out on the town.