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Brimfield, Herefordshire

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:58

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/57

  • Recording date

    1955/12/08

  • Recording locations

    Brimfield, Herefordshire: OS Grid Reference(352500,267500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

  • Speakers

    Griffiths, Harley (b.1870, male, retired farmer)

  • Description

    Harley talks about the teams of charcoal wagon drivers who used to pass through en route to the hop harvest and describes the May Day hiring fairs. Leominster (to the south) and Ludlow (to the north) are nearby market towns. The Roebuck is a public house in Brimfield dating back to the fifteenth century. The Brimfield Club refers to the annual feast organised by the local Oddfellows –a mutual friendly society that in its modern guise started life in 1810 as The Manchester Unity with the aim of providing financial, social and health care benefits for its members.

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Brimfield, Herefordshire

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