Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Charlie Showers and Mrs Showers interview, part 02

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  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0010874 (copy of C1033/79)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Drayton, Langport, Somerset, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Showers, Charlie, 1906-1985 (speaker, male), Showers, Mrs, 1908- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Bland, Dave (speaker, male), Patten, Bob (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    Charlie Showers talks about Cecil Sharp visiting the Rev Charles Latimer Marson at Hambridge, where he collected from Jack [John] England. Where England lived. Marson was ‘the best vicar ever I knew’ and was known for his generosity, especially to the gypsies, many of whom came to his funeral, so highly was he respected. ‘He was a good man’. Doesn’t remember Sharp. Sharp making a recording of Georgie Bunston singing 'Richard of Taunton Dean' [sadly not the case, the interviewee is thinking of BBC recording 17778, recorded in May 1952, Roud Folk Song Index No. 382]. Mrs Showers talks about her cabinet record player, it needed sixty five turns to be wound up and this would play four sides.

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