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Audio Files

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 focused 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 audiograms below to hear some of the history of Parbold Station. 

Parbold Station: Wigan Train Fare – Jack Heaton

 

Parbold Station: Rule 55 Explained – Frank McLoughlin 

 

Parbold Station: Apprenticeship – Alan Rylance

 

Parbold Station Codes – Barrie Nowell

 

Parbold Station: Dad a Signalman – Irene Valentine

 

Parbold Station: Lighting the Signals – Jack Heaton

 

Parbold Station: Lighting the Oil Lamps – Jack Heaton

 

Parbold Station: Joan Wilson Remembers

 

Parbold Station: Staff Goods Yard – Jack Heaton

 

Parbold Station: Euphemia Goodger Remembers

 

Parbold: Quarry Tramway – Jack Heaton

 

Parbold Station: Waiting for the Bell – Jack Heaton

 

Parbold Station: People Turn Up in the Snow – jack Heaton

 

Parbold Station Ambulance – Jack Heaton

 

Parbold Station: A Beeching Closure – Jack Heaton

 

Some faces of the characters that you have heard speaking in the audiograms above: