W.R. Mitchell Archive

Local legend

In early 2012, we established the W.R. Mitchell Archive to save and preserve the vivid oral histories from Yorkshire in a digital library of recordings for current and future generations. Now, you can discover the stories of between maids and the landed gentry through our online archive.

W.R. Mitchell (1928 – 2015) was a journalist all his working life. He was devoted to capturing the stories of the Yorkshire Dales. As the editor of the Dalesman for over 40 years and the author of over 200 books, he was one of Yorkshire’s most respected journalists. The W.R. Mitchell Archive is dedicated to his memory and the people whose stories he captured over many decades.

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