Our new Radio Ballads

The memories of our interviewees have been added to the collection of the Working Class Movement Library. We were keen that these stories and experiences be kept alive in a variety of ways.

We have been working with history and music students from Buile Hill Visual Arts College to produce a modern version of Ewan’s MacColl’s innovative 1950s Radio Ballads, based on extracts from our interviews.

There is a Radio Ballad for each workplace, available both as audio only or as a video, including animations produced by the Buile Hill students.

Agecroft colliery

Richard Haworth’s mill

Ward & Goldstone factory