Audio Histories


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Chinley journalist, Lissa Cook, is producing a new monthly radio and magazine series for High Peak Radio and Peak District Life magazine, talking to people who’ve been born and bred in towns and villages across the High Peak and Peak District.

Interview 1:
In the first interview, she hears from Christina Barker, who’s lived in Chinley for nearly a century.
Click here to listen to an extended version of the interview which ran on High Peak Radio at about 10.30am Friday January 23rd.

Sadly, since this recording was made, Mrs. Barker passed away. We would like to offer our condolences to her family.

Interview 2:
In the second interview, we hear from Kathleen Heginbotham who lives in Calver.
Click here to listen to an extended version of the interview which ran on High Peak Radio at about 10.30am Friday February 20th.

Interview 3:
In the third interview, we hear from Lorraine Coverley from Whaley Bridge.
Click here to listen to an extended version of the interview which ran on High Peak Radio at about 10.30am Friday March 20th.

Interview 4:
In the fourth interview, we hear from Ron Fletcher from Peak Forest.
Click here to listen to an extended version of the interview which ran on High Peak Radio at about 10.30am Friday March 17th.

Interview 5:
In the fifth interview, we hear from Salli Holland from Glutton Grange near Earl Sterndale.
Click here to listen to an extended version of the interview which ran on High Peak Radio at about 10.30am Friday May 15th.

Interview 6:
In the sixth interview, we hear from Salli Holland again, this time about married life.
Click here to listen to an extended version of the interview which ran on High Peak Radio at about 10.30am Friday June 26th.

Interview 7:
In the seventh and last interview of the series, we hear from Frank and Jean Mannion from Glossop.
Click here to listen to an extended version of the interview which ran on High Peak Radio at about 10.30am Friday July 24th.

Interview 8:
In this special interview, we hear from people about the snow in 1947.
Click here to listen to the interview.

These interviews will also appear in Peak District Life magazine from the spring.

If you’ve lived all your life in the place where you were born, then Lissa would love to hear from you. Call her on 01663 751 126 or email lissa_cook@yahoo.co.uk.

Buildings
There are 5 community buildings in the Parish, in which activities and events take place. These buildings are available for hire.

Chinley & Buxworth Community Centre
21 Lower Lane, SK23 6BE
bookings@chinleyca.org.uk
01663 750521

Chinley W.I. Hall
Lower Lane, SK23 6BD
01663 746000

Buxworth War Memorial Club
Station Rd, SK23 7NJ
01663 732050

Chinley Scout Hut
Forge Road, SK23 6EJ
gsl@chinleyscouts.org.uk
07913 802260

Chinley Chapel
Wash Road, SK23 0QN
hallbookings@chinleyindependentchapel.org.uk
01663 750571