Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria

This section of our website presents informal interviews with people living and working in our community.

Farmers and others talk about their work, the community and life in our parish. The sound recordings date from the 1980's.

Interviews recorded as sound (mp3)

Anthony Metcalfe-Gibson interviewed by Michael Ffinch

Chris Irwin

Jack Bradbury interviewed by Ann Metcalfe-Gibson (February 1987)

Kathleen Dent interviewed by Michael Ffinch

Raven Frankland

Ursula Duff

Interviews recorded as text

Allison, Joyce
Hats Galore, Kirkby Stephen (Formerly Ravenstonedale)

Benson, Alan
Lune Valley Pheasantries

Brownrigg, David
Farmer, Newbiggin-on-Lune

Dent, James & Kathleen
Retired furniture maker, former Head Teacher, Ravenstonedale School

Dent, Martin
Farmer, Ravenstonedale

Hopps, Steve
Blacksmith, Fell End, Ravenstonedale

Ladhams, Mike
Lune Valley Pheasantries

Lewis, Alan
B & C Lewis, Heating Engineers, Ravenstonedale

Metcalf-Gibson, Caroline
Artist, Ravenstonedale

Morris, David
Artist, Ravenstonedale

Ousby, Norman
Lune Springs Garden Centre, Newbiggin-on-Lune

Pratt, John
Farmer, Ravenstonedale

Richardson, Paul
Lune Valley Pheasantries

Richardson, Philip
Cabinet maker, Newbiggin-on-Lune

Robinson, Malcolm

Staley, Richard
Dry Stone waller, Ravenstonedale