Berliner Lautarchiv British & Commonwealth recordings

Middleton, Lancashire

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:38

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C1315/1/476

  • Recording date

    1916-10-06

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Berliner Lautarchiv British & Commonwealth Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Wahn, Germany

  • Producers

    Berliner Phonographische Kommission

  • Recordist

    Doegen, Wilhelm (male, recordist), Brandl, Alois (male, Professor of English)

  • Speakers

    Sims, Keir, b.1895 (male, cotton mill worker)

  • Description

    Speaker's note: Aged 21 from Middleton, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester), England. Born 12 March 1895 in Middleton. Lived in Middleton until the age of 17 when he became a soldier and was posted to Ireland and Devon. Educated at an elementary school at Middleton. Both parents from Manchester. Can read and write in English. Religion: protestant. Occupation: cotton spinner. Item note: Keir reads the Parable of the Prodigal Son (taken from Luke chapter XV, verse 11-32).

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