Old recording Sound Archives on tape and disk, stored in Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire, UK. 22nd December, 2014. Council Cuts force Closure of the North West Sound Archive which is no longer able to continue as a going concern. On the 26 November, 2014, the NWSA Council made the difficult decision to wind up the organisation in early 2015. 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 again for access by the public.