Heritage is not just about buildings and infrastructure, it is about people. The gas industry has played a huge role in generations of families’ lives and still does today. This social history is important to pass on to future generations and our Capturing Stories project aims to do just this.
Capturing Stories is National Grid’s commitment to seek out and record the lived experience of the gas industry. These digital recordings will be used to supplement our growing archive of physical and technical heritage information.
The recordings are of stories locked away in the memories of those who worked on former gas manufacturing sites, gas industry employees and of people who remember their local gasworks being operational.
These stories are recorded in the form of podcasts and videos and you can explore them at capturing stories.
A big thank you to everyone that has got in touch so far – we have some great stories already but it’s not too late to get involved.
Do you have a story to tell about life and work in the gas industry at Windsor Street?
If so, we’d like your help to create one of the world’s largest digital history archives of the gas industry, capturing people’s experiences through video and audio recordings.
The completed podcasts and videos supplement the physical archives held at the National Gas Archive in Warrington and the National Gas Museum in Leicester. We’ll also donate copies to national and local museums, archives and libraries.
If you have a story you’d like to share please email us:
You can watch a short film about the project here: