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Please register here for free access to our online archive search facility.
    This allows free access to the following:
  • Ambleside Oral Archive (over 450 transcripts)
  • Freshwater Biological Association Clearwaters Project (38 transcripts)
  • Lorton & Derwent Fells History Society's Three Valleys Project (43 transcripts)
  • The History of Theatre in Keswick (47 transcripts)
  • Windermere Oral History Society (over 23 transcripts)
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AOHG makes no charge for public access to its transcript archive. However, there are some restrictions on copying text and use of the material, as follows:
  • 1. Copyright of all interviews, sound and transcription, is owned by Ambleside Oral History Group or the relevant archive owners.
  • 2. No reproduction is permitted for commercial use or personal gain before negotiation with the Ambleside Oral History Group. Any plans for such use must be stated in a signed declaration, before permission will be considered. (For use in Learned Papers, special arrangements may apply.)
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