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THE LIFESTORY PODCAST

All these wonderful stories have been recorded by the staff of The Living Memory Association, which is now based at The Wee Museum of Memory in Ocean Terminal, Leith, beside the Royal Yacht Britannia.  If you have a tale to tell, please pop in to share it with us or get in touch please on comhist@googlemail.com and we can capture your story remotely from wherever you are in the world.

Nov 1, 2021

Former manager of Meadowbank Thistle, Stenhousemuir and Alloa Athletic and head teacher of Ainslie Park and Musselburgh Grammar, Terry Christie has packed an awful lot into his 78 years.  Moving from Ireland to Edinburgh at a young age, Terry's love for football was born in the streets with a tennis ball and in going...


Oct 26, 2021

In the second part of our conversation about living with dementia, with Otto still listening and making his presence heard,  May talks about the loss of communication with Douglas and how she felt they had lost much of the laughter in their lives. As Douglas lost interest in many of the things he had loved doing, the...


Oct 25, 2021

Douglas Barbour and his wife May lived with Douglas's Alzheimer's Dementia for many years .In this podcast May describes noticing early changes in Douglas's memory and how these changes affected their lives .May's background in nursing as well as volunteering at the local day centre meant she had a bit of experience...


Aug 11, 2021

In this episode we meet Robert Hume Patterson who was brought up in Portobello in the 1920s & 30s.He was the youngest of 4 children and they lived at no 4 Bridge Street with their Mother and Father. We hear how he nearly drowned at the age of 3 only being saved as he was wearing his wee red coat and how he continued to...


Nov 6, 2020

Andrew Grant is back in the studio. Previously he has done two episodes of Leith in World War One on our Leith Lives channel This time its a more personal story. One of the great long distance walks in Europe is the Camino De Santiago pilgrimage path. Andrew relates his journey along the route with his wife, from...