I dug out some audio cassettes (remember those?) made by various Hargreaves relatives.
This page contains download links to MP3 files I have converted from the audio tapes. At the bottom of the page is a widget to play and listen to them directly. It accesses the same files as the links below.
There is also a transcript. (Many thanks to Rosemary Hargreaves for making the effort to do this.)
I only have an ancient personal cassette player of similar vintage to the cassettes themselves so please excuse the poor quality. If anyone wishes to have a go at a better digital conversion, please contact me directly.
The first batch were made for Hannah's 80th birthday. I think the tape I have must have been the one Mum sent to Margaret for the occasion, as it has a personal letter on the end of it.
I think the next batch are from about 1987, as Auntie Marjorie refers to my parents visit to them the previous year, which must have been in 1986.
Select the track below to play in your browser. To download for playing offline or in an external program, use the links above.