|Museum Registrar, Leanne Dodds, editing audio clips|
These include quotes such as this one from Geoff Oakes talking about returning to Wakefield after winning the Challenge Cup in 1960:
"We came back on the train to Wakefield Westgate station and they had an open top brewery waggon and we all climbed on that and went up Westgate on which you couldn't move, it was chaos, absolutely brilliant, just a wonderful memory."
|Showing the Challenge Cup to the crowds from Wakefield Town Hall, 1960|
We also have a series of oral histories from people who grew up during the Second World War. These short clips provide a wonderful insight into Wartime Wakefield, and include snippets such as:
"At the entrance to Clarence Park there were two big iron gates and two pillars with big stone balls on the top. When the bomb had blasted, one of these two balls had blown off in the middle of the road and in the dark, one of the ARP Wardens saw it with a flashlight and thought it was a bomb. So they closed the road off, until daylight, when they realised what it was and then felt right fools!"
Leanne is also editing video clips to be shown in the museum. These include footage of Wakefield Trinity, of the centre of Wakefield in 1925, and an interview with Denis Parkinson, the 5 time TT winner.