Place codeNA148
Full place name entrySellafield Nuclear Reprocessing Plant/Seascale/Cumberland
Place NameSellafield Nuclear Reprocessing Plant
Area2Seascale
Area4Cumberland
Grid RefNY 0302
Notes1981-

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ReferenceTitleDescriptionDateArchive centre
YDX 462/1/11Whitehaven HarbourWhitehaven harbour
Sellafield Visitors Centre
Catherine Street
1980-1986Whitehaven
YDX 462/1/8Candlestick chimneyCandlestick chimney, Wellington Pit
Sellafield Visitors Centre
Isle of Man
1980-1986Whitehaven
YBNFLBritish Nuclear Fuels Limitedc1955Whitehaven
PH/1576/8Sellafield postcardView of Windscale Pile 1 and Pile 2 and WAGR (golf ball - Windscale Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor)c1980Whitehaven
YDSO 39/50/2Sellafield North Tip extension, archaeological evaluation reportFeb 1997Whitehaven
PH/1470/2View of beach looking towards Sellafield taken from clifftop1961Whitehaven
SS/40Nigel Garbutt, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/100John Rule, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2011Whitehaven
SS/99Walter Langworthy, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2011Whitehaven
SS/80Paul Adamson and Olave Adamson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/54Vince McCourt, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/6Christine Brown, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/97Peter Frost-Pennington, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/77Jenny Jones, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/32Bob Anderson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/95Mrs Linda Johnston, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/88Malcolm Lightfoot, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/87Cyril McCourt, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/30Donald Crellin, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/71Gordon Whitney, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/47Lauren Elliott, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/43Peter Richardson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/58John Johnson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/90Alan Alexander, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/56Gerry Eggers, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/42Tim Smith, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/52Mrs Judy Hall, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/33John O'Brien, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/22Ann Oldfield, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/98Patrick Gordon-Duff-Pennington, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/10Dave Banks, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/9George Birkett, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/75Bert Anderton, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/60Colin McCourt, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/66Hazel Gatford, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/72Neil Hanlon, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/18David Head, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/29Peter Graham, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/94Margaret Davis, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/81Doug Cooper, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/73Alan Barnes, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/63Tim Knowles, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/12Alan Hayton, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/16Joe Farrell, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/24Dale McConnell, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/26Peter McLean, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/39Ken Smith, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/27Brian Sharples, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/28John Dalton, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/36Dick Raaz, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/46Brian Cottier, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/44John Brown, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/62Joss Naylor, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/79Pat Kirkham, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/65Tom Jones, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/67Ella Dawson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/70John Porter, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/69Tom O'Brien, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/51John Hall, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/85Anne Pickford, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/82George Heslop and Iris Heslop, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/86David Day, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/93Ian Rule, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/17Denis Woolley, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/53Colin Greenbank, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/14Eileen Bigrigg, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/1Graham Brightman, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/8Nev Ramsden, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/21David Oldfield, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/23Dr V W Eldred, oral history interviewSeparate accompanying recording of Pamela Mary Eldred. Project file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/38Eric Robson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/41Alan Postlethwaite, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/45Keith Chisholm, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/48Michael Toman, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/50Tricia Richardson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/55John Richardson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/57Bernard Langstaff, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/59Frank Stafford, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/61Barry Snelson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/64Ronnie Stafford, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/68Jamie Reed, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/74Ken Mawson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/76Ronnie Watson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/78Maurice Steele, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/83David Norton, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/84Lyn Walby, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/89Lisa Smitham, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/91Edward Davis, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/92Enid Winter, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/96Jill Perry, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/3John Kane, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
Interview covers growing up in Whitehaven and school experiences; Uncle being one of the first people to be employed at Calder Hall; working at Headguard’s factory and at Smith’s; impressions of Sellafield; working in B7, later known as Mox Demonstration Facility and in main reprocessing plant called building 205; training and difference in wages between UKAEA and BNFL; darts, football, running and the opportunity to turn professional darts player; the Windscale Club, the Falcon Club and the Calder Club; becoming shop steward for the plant then Convenor; interest in trade unions, strike in 1977 and Industrial Relations Course; negotiations and relations with management; Thorp licensing and the ‘Trust Us’ campaign and bus tour; members carrying out environmental monitoring; Greenpeace radio debate; explanation of data falsification incident by Mox Demonstration Facility; ‘Beyond 2000’ initiative; feelings about treatment by management over health issues; visits to Japan, Statement of Cooperation between Japan, UK and France and answering questions in press conference in Japan; Japanese union, Denryoku Soren; Greenpeace invading Sellafield, Bono and U2; being a local councillor.
2010Whitehaven
SS/20Eric Greenslade, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/34Norman Blakeney, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/35Cyril McManus, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/37Marjorie Higham, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/19Charles Cross, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SS/2Richard Hardiman, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
Interview covers family’s move from Newbury to Egremont and being bullied at school; segregation of Sellafield workers (managers and blue collar workers); Windscale and Calder Clubs and SASRA Swimming Club; description of prefabs and prefab estate; Sir John Cockcroft and Cockcroft’s follies; development of Sellafield site and manufacture of explosives; William Pit disaster and ex-miners; explaining how a reactor works; taking eleven plus and feelings about grammar schools; females attending pre-nursing course and males attending pre-agricultural course; attending training course at Newton Rigg Agricultural College; first black and white television; recruitment campaign at Sellafield, starting as a process worker in B13; foreman and chargehand training; motorbike accident at Gosforth; construction of new Pond 5; EP2 Encapsulation plant; safety culture and product safety; management style; Windscale 1957 fire.
2010Whitehaven
SS/31Leo McDonald, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.2010Whitehaven
SSSellafield Stories Oral History ProjectOne 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.
2010-2011Whitehaven
SS/4Bayard Ariss, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
Interview covers memories of Coventry being bombed; joining Ministry of Supply; working in Springfields, Lancashire and remembering incidents there; living at Highways Hostel and at Greengarth Hostel; Building 204; chemical analysis; separating fission products; carrying out experiments; climbing inside chimney to carry out tests and taking samples from top; lead bricks and Geiger counters; oxidation; protective equipment; problems with glove boxes; explaining reactions; working with uranium; change from Windscale to Sellafield; equipment designed at Risley; Chapman Pincher visit; producing plutonium and explaining burn up time; Windscale 1957 fire; Wigner release; housing allocated to Windscale workers; commuting; security in the early days; uniform; smoking on breaks; working at Aldermaston carrying out decontamination studies; Bismuth; polonium; weapons; Khrushchev visit; Cold War; designing new equipment; Castles; Building 229; explaining hierarchy; number of workers; shift pattern; relations working with TNT at Drigg; visiting radio chemical centre at Amersham; no concerns about working with radioactive material; absorbing plutonium; joining the Air Training Corps; railways; travelling on milk train.
2010Whitehaven
SS/5Betty Pullin, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
2010Whitehaven
SS/7Arthur Kane, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
Interview covers attending grammar school and further education; working at the Iron and Steel works, Border Engineering and Courtaulds; family life; being Treasurer of Workington Reds Supporters Club; socialising at the Calder Club; perceptions of Sellafield being unsafe; waiting for a council house; becoming involved in union; dealing with a stammer and being bullied at school; comparing procedures now with earlier days; plutonium finishing storage; running Arrowthwaite football club and involvement with Calder Club; fund raising; Alfie Chambers; becoming Chargehand and dealing with responsibility; conflict with new manager; new initiatives on site; Windscale 1957 fire; Sellafield Visitors' Centre; closure of the Calder Club; celebrating the new Millennium; smoking; suggestion scheme; Voluntary Severance Terms.
2010Whitehaven
SS/15Mary Todd, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
Interview covers school experiences at Mayfield School (private prep school) & boarding at Charlotte Mason School; conveyancing with Sellafield; negotiating with farmers selling their farms to BNFL; Windscale 1957 fire and milk being poured away; farmers relocating; change in agriculture; BNFL redeveloping Whitehaven town centre; regeneration of area; putting money into community; dealings with BNFL legal department; Sellafield Churches Forum (set up in 1996); ethical viewpoint of nuclear power; thoughts on energy production; problems of waste disposal; wind and wave power; data falsification issue; Sellafield Churches Forum Liaison with Sellafield management; openness and confidentiality; dealing with waste; storage issues; possibility of new build; Lowes Court Gallery and Rosehill Theatre; general feelings about Sellafield.
2010Whitehaven
SS/25Mary Johnson, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
Interview covers childhood at Low Sellafield Farm; taking butter to Whitehaven Market by train; mixed agriculture; farm helpers and girls in domestic service; train journeys to Beckermet Primary School and Whitehaven Secondary School; County Minor Scholarship; teacher training; TNT factory established; compulsory purchase of farm and effect on family; compulsory purchase of local farms, shop and station; father renting fishing garth from Calder Abbey; explanation of a fishing garth; husband attending religious meetings at Sellafield; feelings about nuclear industry; changes at Calderbridge; Mothers’ Union and Women’s Institute; closure of local pub; parish church numbers; memories of 1957 Windscale fire and milk being poured down drains; thoughts on proposed new nuclear builds; memories of father farming.
2010Whitehaven
SS/13Mary Kipling, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
Interview covers visiting grandmother’s house in Moor Row during school holidays; views of Sellafield; concerns regarding nuclear industry and radiation; effect of Sellafield on St Bees; being an anti-war protestor and attending marches and events; changing views of Sellafield; discussing new reactors at possible sites of Kirksanton and Braystones which may be built; positive support for Sellafield site; being a neighbourhood development officer; RWE; large number of contractors during THORP build and benefit to local people; Aunt who was a district nurse spoke at Thorp enquiry; positives of new build; young people returning from University; employment; acceptable levels of radiation; Greenpeace using Geiger counters and beaches closed in 1983; dust samples taken from house; lack of openness of management; blame culture; closer monitoring; pollution from Sellafield and other industry; foraging for brambles; Chernobyl incident; remembering 1957 Windscale fire; thoughts on living with Sellafield.
2010Whitehaven
SS/11Mike McCrickard, oral history interviewProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
Interview covers dad delivering sand to build B6 chimneys; parents living in an Airey house on Whitegate, Egremont; applying for different jobs after leaving school; initiation experience at Millers Shoe Factory; steel fixing contracting at Sellafield working on Vit Line one and two; applying for jobs at Sellafield and family links with IRA; working at Faslane Naval base and French Kier at Sizewell then for Balfour Kilpatricks at THORP; influx of contractors into West Cumbria; conflicts in local area with contractors; working for Pall Mall Industrial Cleaning, sorting out stores and highlighting fraud; getting job with BNFL; being put forward for DV vetting; discrimination against applicants; doing evening classes and gaining qualifications; winning title of Adult Learner of the Year; awareness of pilfering; BNFL police breaking into lock-ups.
2010Whitehaven
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