Survey of English Dialects

Washington, Durham

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:05:55

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/43

  • Recording date

    1953/09/29

  • Recording locations

    Washington, Durham: OS Grid Reference(431500,557500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (male, SED fieldworker)

  • Speakers

    Towns, Jerry (b.1876, male retired miner), Todd, Joe (b.1880, male, retired miner)

  • Description

    Jerry and Joe describe the physically demanding nature of coal mining and explain the lottery of allocating employment at the coalface once per quarter.

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Washington, Durham

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