Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Austin Wookey interview, part 07

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:04:59

  • 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

    Favourite place for capturing starlings was at the laurel hedges. Capturing rabbits and buying pigeons as well for the shoots. About fifteen people would enter the rabbit shoot at 6d each, whatever you killed was considered your property. Pagewood, the gunsmith from Bristol would often be the judge. Rules of the shoot. It was his job to pull the string on the traps. Most of the men still had muzzle loaded guns. Breech loading rifles were still very expensive and only a few had them. You had to watch what you killed in case someone else took them. [badly deteriorated tape, very poor sound, interview continued on C1033/111]

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Austin Wookey interview, part 07

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