Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Austin Wookey interview, part 06

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:12

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0011405 (copy of C1033/110)

  • Recording date

    1980-10-29

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    East Harptree, Somerset, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Wookey, Austin, 1902- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Bob (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    Austin Wookey talks about organised shooting matches, 50-60 people would turn up. What he enjoyed was the night before when they would go out capturing wild birds and rabbits for use at the following days shoot. Method of capturing the birds with long ash poles and bird nets. Old horn Lant-horns would be used because the subdued light often wouldn’t wake the birds up. Anecdote about when they woke up an old lady while bird catching.

  • Description

    Recording notes: Badly deteriorated tape, very poor sound. Variable speed. One internal edit. Continued on C1033/111

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Austin Wookey interview, part 06

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