The Cumbria Oral History Society

Jean TurnbullThe speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 26th October was Jean Turnbull from the Cumbria Oral History Society.

She entertained us with a series of short recorded interviews of local people about their childhood memories dating from the early 1900s onward. She covered topics such as games and pastimes, schooldays and general history of the area.

The invaluable collection of oral history is kept in Kendal Library and is still being collated. Currently it goes up to the 1940s with the 1950s in being researched.