As well as providing much of the text for the new Parbold Station History Poster and some of the voices for the Virtual History Poster, Mark Dowding has also very kindly allowed us to use some audio files that record the memories of people who worked on and around Parbold station.
The audio files are from a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund around ten years ago for ‘The Lancashire Society’ called ‘The Noise We Mek’ which focussed on the way people speak around Lancashire. The files remain the copyright of the ‘Lancashire Society’ and may not be used without permission.
Click on the arrows on the links below to hear the recordings.
Parbold Station – Joan Wilson remembers
Parbold Station – Euphemia Goodger remembers
Parbold Quarry Tramway – Jack Heaton
Parbold Station Ambulance – Jack Heaton
Parbold Station Light Oil Lamps – Jack Heaton
Parbold Station Lighting the Signals – Jack Heaton
Parbold Station Staff Goods Yard – Jack Heaton
Parbold Station Waiting For Bell – Jack Heaton
Parbold Station People Turn Up in Snow – Jack Heaton
Parbold Station to Wigan Train Fare – Jack Heaton
Parbold Station a Beeching Closure – Jack Heaton
Accidents – Track 3 Lost Days of Steam – Dowding & Harvey