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Keeping Wartime Memories Alive

This was a Carlisle People First Research Team oral history project, which was supported by our research group as well as other organisations. This inclusive research project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and ran between 2006 and 2007. It recorded the memories of eight people with learning difficulties during the Second World War in Cumbria.

The Carlisle People First Research Team also wrote an article about the project:

  • Dias, J., Eardley, M., Harkness, E., Townson, L., Brownlee-Chapman, C. and Chapman, R. (2012) 'Keeping wartime memory alive: an oral history project about the wartime memories of people with learning difficulties in Cumbria', Disability & Society, 27:1, pp. 31-49.

Visit the project website.

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About the Group

If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:

Liz Tilley 
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA

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