Save and Sound


Save and Sound

Save and Sound is an oral history and heritage project that has been set up by the Credit Union Foundation to make sure that the early days of credit unions in Britain are not forgotten. 

The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and has been made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. 

  • Forty oral history interviews will be carried out with credit union pioneers from across the north of England. 
  • Credit union heritage will be promoted to a wider audience through a new website, events, a new course and podcasts. 
  • A toolkit will be developed so that the work can easily be replicated in other parts of the country. 

Get Involved - Interviews

A team of trained volunteers is interviewing people using a simple online platform.  We provide a microphone and headphones if needed.    If you were involved in credit unions in the north of England before 2000, we would love to hear your story, and preserve it for future generations. We also have a small amount of places available for people in other parts of the country who were involved in early credit unions where they live.  

You can learn more about contributing your memories here.

Get Involved - Website

We are building a new website to host information about credit union heritage, including audio clips, images and other memorabilia.  If you have material such as photos, documents or  videos with the project, you can upload it at

If you would like to help us build the new website you could become a volunteer editor.  More information about the role is available here.

If you have any questions,  please contact Abbie Shelton at