You can listen to the following collections at Manchester Central Library. They are held on the sound archive iPad in the search room. There’s no need to make an appointment – just bring a pair of headphones and make yourself comfortable.

Voice in the Crowd

Over 100 short interviews with people about their careers and everyday lives conducted between 1971 and 1975 by Eric Purnell, presenter, producer and deputy news editor at BBC Radio Manchester. You can read about the collection online at the British Library’s Sound and Moving Image catalogue. The collection reference is UAP002 and each sound file on the iPad starts with the text AP_RMAN.