Millennium Memory Bank

Winstone, Gloucestershire (cf. SED Sherborne)

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    Winstone, Gloucestershire: OS Grid Reference(396500,209500)

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    Vivian, Andy (male, interviewer)

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    Cove, Rupert (b.1920/08/02, male, retired farmer)

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    Rupert describes the family farm before mechanisation and mains drainage. He recalls the first tractor on the farm and his father’s reluctance to use it for harvesting. Miserden is a village just to the west of Winstone and Birmingham a large city in the West Midlands to the north. The Fordson Standard tractor was produced in Dagenham, England from 1940. The Co-op refers to the Co-operative Wholesale Society: a family of businesses whose activities range from food to finance and from farms to funerals. The first retail co-operative was founded in Rochdale in 1843 and by 1863 a group of retail societies had registered the North of England co-operative Society with the aim of supporting the growing retail consumer co-operative movement. Land Rover refers to the four-wheeled drive vehicles manufactured in the UK since 1948.

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