Stirring memories of [murmur]
Where couples met on the dance floor...and got married in the room upstairs1 min
Assembly Rooms: a great place to meet folk and every now and then the fleet came in!2 min
Leith Links, where golf began, children played and women hung washing to dry2 min
No black patent shoes for girls...boys might see your pants in the reflection1 min
'I took a risk...it was a red light district but I like being near the water'4 min
Leith TV...I'm sure it will come2 min
Tales of Leith's first 'style bar'...and the 'firebomb' story2 min
Soldiers guarded the entrance to the Fort. No longer. Old army barracks now new homes40 s
For a shilling you could get a bubble bath too!2 min
Where's the bairn?2 min
Dolly's story: a tribute to multicultural friendship3 min
and into the old Drill Hall, a bright open space for creative community events4 min
A doorway, a bus stop, a bathhouse – everyday places inspire wonderful, heartwarming stories. Even when they are no longer marked on the map.
An audio documentary ahead of its time, [murmur] gave a voice to local people. Memories stirred by historic or personal landmarks were recorded and shared at 'green ear' locations around the streets of Leith.
Walking Heads is delighted to celebrate the work of Toronto-based Murmur. With their help, we bring you some of the stories which murmured round Leith in 2007.
Proudly presenting a precious archive of memories gathered in Leith by the [murmur] project. From an archive half way across the world we once again hear what made Leith the place it was – and still is.
For the full set of stories, presented by New Media Scotland, visit SOUNDCLOUD.com [murmur] Edinburgh
[murmur] Edinburgh was supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and (then) Scottish Arts Council