East Midlands Oral History Archive

Fox Hunting collection

Physical detail

  • Number of items in the collection: 32 items
  • Venues where material can be listened to: Melton Carnegie Museum, digitised copies of interviews available to listen to at EMOHA
  • Media available on: CD, digital files

Collection history

The project 'Foxhunting: Past, Present, Future?' ran for one year from October 2005 in the Melton Mowbray area. The aim was to impartially record the impact of the Hunting Act (2004) from all points of view and discover other fox hunting collections. Interviews were conducted with 39 people and information from the project has created an oral history archive, educational resources, and website.

What the collection contains

The collection includes interviews on a range of subjects connected with fox hunting. Opinions are recorded from those who oppose hunting and from those who are pro-hunting, as well as those whose professions are affected by hunting either directly or indirectly.

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