Publications

Helen Lloyd recorded 100 life-stories for the BBC Millennium oral history project, The Century Speaks, and made a series of 16 radio programmes, which won the Commission for Racial Equality’s Race in the Media Award in 2000. Since then, she has recorded hundreds of life-stories for many organisations and made these accessible through…

Books and pamphlets

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Birmingham Voices (Tempus, 1999): Selection from life-stories recorded for BBC series, The Century Speaks
Britain 1914-2000 (Collins Educational, 2000): includes extracts from life-stories of immigrants
Through the Keyhole of Islam (Birmingham City Council, 2002): pamphlet includes extracts from life-stories of Muslims
On Journeys (Heinemann Library, 2002): children’s book, in series What was it like in the past? Includes extract from interview about journey to UK on Empire Windrush
At Home (Heinemann Library, 2002): children’s book, in series What was it like in the past?  Includes extract from interview about poor housing
Diabetes: the Facts (Oxford University Press, 2008): includes interview extracts from www.diabetes-stories.com
Understanding Health and Social Care (Sage, 2008): includes interview extract from www.diabetes-stories.com
Grand Memories (Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 2009): memories of theatre-workers and theatregoers in brochure with DVD enclosed

DVD, CDs and cassettes

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Grand Memories DVD (Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 2009): interviews filmed for Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (sold with brochure)
The Century Speaks boxed set of 8 cassettes (BBC, 2000): complete 16-part radio series, produced by Helen Lloyd
Criminal Cases Review Commission cassette (2001): victims of miscarriages of justice, recorded, edited and presented by Helen Lloyd.  Sent to every prison in the country
Food Stories CD (British Library, 2007): includes extract from BBC Millennium Memory Bank interview
Memories of Back to Backs CD (National Trust, 2008): memories of poor housing, recorded and edited by Helen - who also produced all audio used on National Trust’s Back to Backs tour

Articles by Helen Lloyd

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Five articles about award-winning Diabetes Stories website
BBC and Birmingham City Council Millennium projects
© Birmingham Historian, (October 2001).
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Helen Lloyd’s experience of recording life-stories
© Birmingham 13 magazine (December 2009).
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National Trust’s Memories of Back to Backs CD
© Oral History Society Journal (Spring 2009).
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Award-winning website, Diabetes Stories
© Oral History Society Journal (Autumn 2009).
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Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s Grand Memories project        
© Oral History Society Journal (Autumn 2009).
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Charles Parker Archive (of which Helen is a Trustee)
© Oral History Society Journal (Spring 2010).
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Telling Lives
© Charles Parker Archive Report. (2014)
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Articles that have used Helen’s interviews

Ethnicity and consumption: South Asian food shopping patterns in Britain 1947-75: quotes interview with Sikh man born in UK. Link.
Probabilities and surprises: A realist approach to identifying linguistic and social patterns, with reference to an oral history corpus: based on Birmingham City Council’s Millennibrum archive (includes 110 life-stories recorded by Helen). Link.
Fridge space: journeys of the domestic refrigerator: quotes interview with woman who was in service. Link.
Re-examining the Battle of Saltley Gate: quotes interviews with trade unionists. Link.

Websites that include Helen’s interviews

Diabetes Stories  www.diabetes-stories.com  Total website content created by Helen Lloyd.  Won Oxford University’s IT in Teaching and Learning Award.
Chosen by Wellcome Trust as Research Highlight. 900,000 hits in one year.  Helen gave lectures about it all over UK and in Copenhagen, Boston and San Diego. 
Digital Handsworth. http://digitalhandsworth.org.uk/.
Grand Memories. www.grandmemories.co.uk   Helen recorded 50 interviews for Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, and trained young people to record interviews.  Extracts gradually being added to website.
London Canal Museum. The London Canal Museum website includes 21 minute audio feature, edited and presented by Helen Lloyd, and other interviews recorded by volunteers and edited by Helen.  She also produced 20 audio installations inside museum.
British Library. 100 of Helen’s interviews for her radio series, The Century Speaks, are in the British Library’s Millennium Memory Bank. 10 extracts can be heard on the British Library’s website. (Search Helen Lloyd)
Birmingham City Council website. Includes quotations about police, criminal justice and race, from five interviews recorded by Helen Lloyd: Click this link
Voices of The Old Printworks. Memories of people who worked at Butchers Print Factory recorded by Helen Lloyd Link
Assay Office Birmingham. The Assay Office website includes 29 interviews with past and present Assay office staff.

Museum installations

Helen recorded and edited all audio used in the tour and exhibition room of the National Trust Back to Backs.  She used this audio plus new interviews to make a CD for the National Trust, Memories of Back to Backs.
Helen made 20 audio installations for the London Canal Museum, edited from interviews recorded by volunteers.  She presents further extracts from interviews on the museum website.
Extracts from interviews with residents of Handsworth, Birmingham, were used in a temporary exhibition, 'Bygone Brum - Soho Stories', at Soho House Museum in 2005
In 2013, Helen recorded and edited memories of former workers from Butchers Print Factory for an exhibition at The Old Printworks

Archives

100 life-stories recorded for Helen Lloyd’s BBC radio series, The Century Speaks, are in British Library Sound Archive’s Millennium Memory Bank.  10 extracts can be heard on British Library’s website. (Search Helen Lloyd)
Around 80 of The Century Speaks interviews are in Birmingham Archives and Heritage
100 life-stories recorded for award-winning website, Diabetes Stories, are in British Library Sound Archive and in Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
10 three-hour filmed interviews conducted by Helen for Association of Jewish Refugees to be deposited in Wiener Library, Universities of Leeds and Leicester and Memorial de la Shoah in Paris
150 life-stories collected for Birmingham City Council’s Millennibrum project are in Birmingham Archives and Heritage
50 of Helen’s filmed and audio interviews for Grand Memories are in Wolverhampton Archives