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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 told us their stories.  Executive production by GT Music,  Intro and Exit music by Setuniman at

Jan 16, 2024

The 40th episode of the Thelma Tapes is from our 'Away for the Messages' shopping and retail reminiscence project.

This is the second part of a feature on the shops in the Niddrie and Craigmillar area of Edinburgh and focusses on 'Cunninghams' a ladieswear and haberdashery shop which first opened in 1954. In the episode...

Jan 12, 2024

The 39th Episode of The THELMA Tapes takes us back in time to a selection of weird and wonderful holidays taken from the 1940s to the 1990s, gathered from visitors to our Wee Museum in Ocean Terminal Edinburgh.  Thanks to everyone who shared their earliest vacation stories with us, we hope you enjoy joining us on a trip...

Nov 13, 2023

The 38th episode of the Thelma tapes continues to chart our retail and shopping reminiscence project, 'Away for the Messages.' In Part One, of a two-episode feature, we focus on the memories of shops in the Niddrie and Craigmillar district of Edinburgh.

We hear from Ruby Suggitt who worked at Cunningham's Drapers...

Oct 2, 2023

The 37th episode of the Thelma tapes continues to chart our retail and shopping reminiscence project. In this episode we hear from Helen Teviotdale of Casey's Confectioners and Sweet Shop as she recalls working with Jimmy Casey and serving sweets to the great Edinburgh public! Stay tuned as Helen reveals her...

Aug 17, 2023

In the 48th edition of Lifestory at the age of 80 Alistair looks back on 40 years of working life with the store, from joining Alloa branch as a clerk at 15 to becoming Chief Executive of Borders Co-Op.