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Merriott, Somerset

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:45

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/66

  • Recording date

    1956

  • Recording locations

    Merriott, Somerset: OS Grid Reference(344500,112500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

  • Speakers

    Pattemore, Arthur (b.1906, male, smallholder & greengrocer)

  • Description

    Arthur describes the Roman road that passes near Merriott and recalls an old lady who used to live on it who terrorised passers-by. He goes on to describe the cow-shed. The original recording appears to have been paused on two occasions. Yeovil is a town to the northeast of Merriott.

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