Archive centreWhitehaven
ReferenceSS
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TitleSellafield Stories Oral History Project
DescriptionOne hundred interviews of varying lengths, with people of varying connections to the Windscale/Sellafield nuclear site. Each interview file contains CD of full recording of interview for consultation by researchers along with a summary of the interview and a full transcript of the interview.
Restricted access (not for production): interviewee's clearance papers.
Date2010-2011
ContextThe Sellafield Stories Oral History Project was an initiative of the Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre, financed by legacy funding from British Nuclear Fuels, to record and transcribe a substantial target number (100) of interviews which would form a representative history of the Windscale/Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria. The life history of interviewees was recorded, and they representated a wide variety of people who had involvement with Sellafield. They ranged from senior managers to 'shop-floor' employees, and also included local villagers and farmers, and anti-nuclear campaigners. They included those who had worked at the site in its earliest days, had seen its construction in the early 1950s, had witnessed the opening of the Calder Hall power station, had been at or near the site during the Windscale Fire of 1956, right through to those who had worked at the site during its transition from state to private management and operation.
FindingAidsFull transcripts and soundclips are available on the Sellafield Stories website. Researchers may listen to the full interviews and read summaries and full transcripts at Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre.
Catalogue levelFonds
Subject termsOral history
URLhttp://www.sellafieldstories.org.uk/

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