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The Devils Porridge Museum Podcast

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Welcome to The Devils Porridge Museum Podcast!


The Devils Porridge Museum Podcast has been created as part of an inter-generational oral history project. The project is now available for you to listen to online.


Through conversations and interviews, our volunteers and others from the local community will be sharing their personal stories and memories with The Devils Porridge Podcast team.


This week on the Podcast we talk to David Ramshaw – author of ‘The Carlisle Ship Canal’. He was due to give a talk on the book in July but it was cancelled due to lockdown.


The Carlisle Ship Canal had a very short life compared to most canals. Construction work began in 1819 and the canal was closed in 1853. As a result there is probably less known about it than many other canals which still exist today.



More episodes will follow over the coming weeks, so please come back and listen to more installments throughout the summer.


If you would like to get involved in the project to share your own stories and memories or if you would like to find out more about joining our production team please contact:



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