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collecting the stories and sounds of Leeds

This site is now no longer active for comments. The Sonic City project(2006-9) is now an archived site, rescued by The Oral History Company and hosted by Computify Ltd.

Sonic City was a unique project involving people from all over Leeds bringing alive the landmark buildings and public spaces of the city through recorded sound and personal memories. It remains a contemporary sound archive and a rare opportunity to experience a city through the voices of its people.

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Roundhay Park
Sunday swimming trips to Roundhay Park
Jean Blundell - 71 - talks about family outings on Sundays to swim in the outdoor pool at Roundhay Park. She tells the story of her newly knitted bikini falling down and her mother's first attempt at swimming which led to a run-in with the lifeguard.
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Richmond Hill
Backstage Past

At present, the collection contains material about:

Leeds Grand Theatre
Leeds Town Hall
Roundhay Park
Kirkgate Market
City Varieties
Headingley Stadium
Morley Town Hall
Co-op Voices
Sonic Carnival
Under One Roof

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