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.
Go to capturing stories for Stretford
Go to capturing stories for Windsor Street, Birmingham
Do you have a story to tell about life and work in the gas industry of days gone by?
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 will be made available for anyone to view here, and will 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 use the link below to complete our short form.
Alternatively, you can write to us giving a brief outline of your story: Capturing Stories, National Grid Property, National Grid House Warwick Technology Park Gallows Hill Warwick CV34 6DA. Or telephone the National Grid Capturing Stories phoneline on 07989 217992.
A brief history of gasworks in the UK