N.W. Leicestershire Voices

In the mid 1980s Mantle Arts’ work focused on oral history. We recorded memories of local people that stretched back to before the first world war. ‘N. W. Leicestershire Voices’ is a project, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, that will return to these recordings, preserving them via digitisation, and use them in a range of projects to make this archive of local history more accessible. This will include three exhibitions, installations or displays, a series of CDs, a podcast, schools workshops, and a new series of oral history recordings.

The project now has it’s own website where you will find much more information: nwlvoices.com

You can buy N.W. Leicestershire Voices booklets and CDs from our online bookshop: mantlelanepress.co.uk

The podcast episodes can be listened to on our Anchor page here, and via Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker and RadioPublic.

The original, unedited recordings can be listened to here: 


Read our project launch press release.
Or download it as a pdf.

Check this page for more information as the project develops.