Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

‘Banjo’ Harry Fielding interview, part 03

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    1CDR0011403 (copy of C1033/108)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Timsbury, Somerset, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Fielding, 'Banjo' Harry (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Bob (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    ‘Banjo’ Harry Fielding talks about busking in the West Country, the places where he went. Lynmouth, ‘Some rough people round there mind on the quiet’. The time when he was ‘done properly’ by a con man in Bude. Would send the money home every day. The time when he ended up in a fight in Truro. Rough in Cardiff. Never used lodging houses. Would sleep in the open under a tarpaulin. Time of the depression, ‘Most people were bloody starving but I were too cunning for that, what started me was hunger’

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    Recording notes: Interview continued on C1033/109

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