It is with great regret that owing to financial circumstances, the North West Sound Archive is no longer able to continue as a going concern and on the 26 November, 2014, the NWSA Council made the difficult decision to wind up the organisation in early 2015.

In doing so, the Council recognised the importance of ensuring where possible, that recordings held at the Archive are preserved for future generations. Arrangements are being made to transfer the collections to the appropriate local authority archive service where they will be preserved in controlled climatic conditions and hopefully will, in due course be made available for access by the public.

The NWSA regretfully will no longer be able to provide training or a copying or listening service but will be available in the interim period to offer advice.


Arrangements are being made to transfer the recordings to other archive services as follows:


Recordings relating to the Greater Manchester area to Manchester Central Library Archives & local history | Manchester City Council

Recordings relating to Merseyside to Liverpool Central Library Archives & family history - Liverpool City Council

Recordings relating to Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool to Lancashire Archives in Preston  Archives - Lancashire County Council


At the moment it is not possible to arrange access to the collections but please contact the relevant archive services from April 2015








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