Sound Sites of Southport

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Welcome to Sound Sites of Southport, a walking tour around some of the much-loved seaside town's locations. Pairing oral histories and archive images with modern soundscapes recorded in situ, we hope you will feel connected to Southport's past as well as part of its future.

Whether you're able to walk the route in person or are listening from home, this immersive experience will allow everyone, regardless of location or ability, to enjoy Southport's sites.

As this is an interactive map you can either stream the walk from beginning to end, listening as it was intended, or download the walk and start from anywhere you please if you're short on time. Please download 'Sound Sites of Southport' on the Echoes app, press play and then either walk into the area marked on the map or select the menu on the top right, turn off autoplay and scroll through the sites at your leisure.

Curated, Created and Narrated by Kirsty Jukes, Hub Rights Officer for Unlocking our Sound Heritage Field Recording Tech by Sian A. Williams, Digitisation Manager for Unlocking our Sound Heritage

Oral Histories ©️ Bolton Library and Museum Services, Lancashire Archives, Manchester Libraries, and the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University in association with Archives+ and The British Library - https://northwestsoundheritage.org/ http://www.archivesplus.org/ https://www.bl.uk/projects/unlocking-our-sound-heritage#

Echo Images ©️ Sefton Libraries Information Services courtesy of Sefton Looking Back - Image Archive - https://www.sefton.gov.uk/schools-learning/libraries/local-archives-and-history-information-services/sefton-looking-back-image-archive/

Cover image ©️ Kirsty Jukes


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