Local resident turned historian, Jack Delaney, undertook a remarkable project in the 1970s and 1980s. Realising that so many of our local stories went unrecorded and that when many elderly residents passed away they took not only their stories, but our region’s history with them – he decided to act. Jack began interviewing as many people as he could, particularly from the coalfields area, deliberately seeking out ordinary people whose lives often went undocumented. The result is an astounding oral history collection containing hundreds of interviews, which he deposited for safe keeping with the Coalfields Heritage Group. For full story click here.