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Firle, Sussex

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:04:26

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/69

  • Recording date

    1959

  • Recording locations

    Firle, Sussex: OS Grid Reference(547500,107500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Barry, Michael (male, SED fieldworker)

  • Speakers

    Burgess, Harry (b.1881, male, retired farm labourer)

  • Description

    Harry talks about working conditions when he first started as a farm hand and recalls how he and his brothers were driven to seek work elsewhere because of the permanently low wages. The Downs is the area of chalky upland around Firle.

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Firle, Sussex

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