Welcome to Museum Northumberland’s Podcasts page. In time this page will have various podcasts relating to our sites at Hexham, Morpeth, Berwick and Woodhorn. Interviews with key members of our communities, histories of our sites and collections, engaging stories, field recordings – all this and more can be accessed here!
Gladys has been volunteering at Woodhorn for over 29 years. In this our first podcast, we asked Gladys about growing up in Northumberland, her mining roots and her love of proggy mats!
(Thanks to work experience student Alex Berrisford and regular volunteer Louise Brook for their help with this podcast).
0.00 - Memories of Childhood
1.20 - Expectations and Opportunities for women, jobs
3.35 - Memories of grandparents and proggy matting
6.15 - Grandfather and fathers experience of coal mining
7.10 - Domestic Life
7.30 - Church and superstitions
8.19 - Father's role / 'making the shots' / big dinners
11.20 - Husband's death
12.22 - World War Two / POW camps / rationing
17.44 - Fond memories of youth
(Click to listen)