Dr TT Macan Deputy Director taking water samples from Ennerdale Lake. Freshwater Biological Association

Clear Waters

An Oral History of People’s Understanding of Fresh Water

Display: 22 May - 31 August 2014

The Clear Waters Oral History Project is run by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project is recording the changes that have occurred in Windermere and the catchment over the last 50-60 years.  Interviews have been recorded with anglers, local people interested in wildlife and recreation and former FBA staff and members.  The themes of the project are fishing, wildlife, recreation, invasive species, reedbeds, bluegreen algae and weather. The project volunteers have been conducting the interviews, taking photographs, transcribing and researching background material linked to the themes.

The exhibition will look at each of the themes and present the thoughts and opinions from different members of the community. The exhibition will consist of panels including historic and current photographs, and a listening station to hear clips of interviews.

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  • Dr TT Macan Deputy Director taking water samples from Ennerdale Lake. Freshwater Biological Association