Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Norman Snell interview, part 02

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:11:16

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0012200 (copy of C1033/297)

  • Recording date

    1995-03-02

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Morchard Bishop, Devon, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Snell, Norman (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Jacqueline (speaker, female)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Jacqueline

  • Abstract

    Self-sufficiency with livestock, ‘when a family killed a pig they would give their neighbours a bit and then when they killed a pig you had it come back’. The shops in the village. 2d ice creams. Those who passed their eleven-plus went to school at Crediton. Schools Honours board included the names of the evacuees. Derek Savage was an evacuee. The Burgess’s moved down to Morchard. The Americans arriving in the village. Trading fresh eggs with the Americans. D-Day build up. An army lorry killed his half brother Alan Howard in 1942 (Alan was six at the time). The casualties on the war memorial, the Symes had been based in the far east, the Bennett mentioned on the memorial left a baby daughter.

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