A LGBT Community History Project

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You can download short clips from oral history interviews here - it only takes a few moments and navigates you to a new page, just click the back button to return to this page.

LISTEN NOW to Alan, 79, in Bootle as he describes his attempt to be heterosexual with a cub scout leader

LISTEN NOW to Yankel, 87, from Toxteth as he lists the cottages in Liverpool in the late 1930's

LISTEN NOW to Alan, 77, in Bootle as he discusses his mother's expectations

LISTEN NOW to Diane, 64, in Toxteth describing her job in The Lisbon in 1971

LISTEN NOW to Yankel, 87, from Toxteth as he remembers a fight outside the Old Royal (contains swearing)

LISTEN NOW to Sheila, 77, from Kirkdale as she describes not coming out in the 1970's

LISTEN NOW to Jo, 58, from Crosby as she describes the Magic Clock on Hood Street in 1968

LISTEN NOW to Jo, 58, from Crosby as she describes two of the regulars in the 'Clock'

If you want us to record your oral history let us know and well arrange an interview.

We are very keen to speak to older members of the community with memories of Liverpool in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

If you want to interview and record someone elses oral history let us know and we will arrange for you to attend a training session.

If you want to write about your experiences why not attend one of our reminiscence workshops? Contact Us and well give you more details.

If you have photographs, posters, flyers, personal papers that illustrate the LGBT experience in Liverpool that you would like to donate to the archive please let us know.

Confidentiality and Copyright

We would like to use your stories to create a new dramatic production, an exhibition, booklet and CD but we will only do so with your permission.

All material gathered for the archive can remain confidential if you require. Contact Us and we will explain about copyright and confidentiality.


We gratefully acknowledge support from:
National Lottery Heritage Fund

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