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Avebury, Wiltshire

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:54

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/21

  • Recording date

    1959

  • Recording locations

    Avebury, Wiltshire: OS Grid Reference(410500,169500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Barry, Michael (male, SED fieldworker)

  • Speakers

    Shipway, James (b.1882, male, builder)

  • Description

    James talks about the improvement in farm workers` wages over his working life and talks about the beer brewed locally at Kennet. Winterbourne Monkton (just to the north), West Kennet (just to the southeast) and Beckhampton (just to the southwest) are nearby villages. The Lion presumably refers to a public house.

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Avebury, Wiltshire

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