Blog Posted on June 22, 2020
by David Brookfield, Audio Digitisation Engineer
I’m part of the team digitising audio recordings for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) project at Bristol Archives.
This has given me the chance to hear stories from countless people on a wid…
Blog Posted on May 26, 2020
by Lucy Fulton, engagement officer in the formal learning team
Before the lockdown started, strange words were heard in some Bristol classrooms. These included incendiary bombs, barrage balloons and the anti-aircraft gun, ‘Big Bertha’.
Blog Posted on May 19, 2020
by Cara Powell, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage volunteer
Cara Powell is completing her BA in History at the University of the West of England. The Unlocking Our Sound Heritage team were lucky enough to have her as a volunteer in 2019-20. Cara worked on a…
Blog Posted on May 13, 2020
by David, Sam and Philippa, from the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project
The first collection held by Bristol Archives that Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) digitised was from Arnolfini, Bristol’s contemporary arts centre.
40 years of art…
Blog Posted on May 8, 2020
On Friday 8 May, we mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the end of the Second World War in Europe.
On Tuesday 8 May 1945, celebrations took place across the country and Bristol was no exception. Two different audio-visual archives from Bristol …
Blog Posted on April 16, 2020
by Samuel Bates, Audio Digitisation Engineer
Sometimes, the problem you expect is not the problem you end up with.
On the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project, we are preserving thousands of at-risk audio items. We have cassettes and open-re…
Blog Posted on January 8, 2020
by Mike Hatcher, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage volunteer
Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) volunteer Mike Hatcher hears about life in an idyllic spot on the edge of Lake Tanganyika – and the father and son who documented it in a local newspaper the…
Blog Posted on December 18, 2019
by Hugh Manistre, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage volunteer
Ludwig Koch’s Memoirs of a Birdman describe how he made the first ever audio recordings of birdsong.
When he was eight, Koch was given a phonograph by his father and began making wax cyl…
Story Posted on October 25, 2019
It is hard to imagine taking 10 days to fly from Africa to England as a single journey! Yes, I did say
ten and fly.
Blog Posted on August 13, 2019
The Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project will save and make available to the public almost half a million rare and unique recordings at risk of being lost.