Millennium Memory Bank

Colne, Lancashire

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:08:40

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C900/08022

  • Recording date

    1998/11/30

  • Recording locations

    Colne, Lancashire: OS Grid Reference(389500,440500)

  • Producers

    BBC

  • Recordist

    Smith, Phil (male, interviewer)

  • Speakers

    Garnett, Arthur (b.1929/01/01, male), Andrews, George (b.1926

  • Description

    Arthur and George recall their childhood homes and their first married homes and describe the traditional domestic routines. Glenn Miller (1904-1944) was an internationally famous US bandleader, who achieved immense popularity in the UK before and during World War II. He often played with US trombonist and bandleader Tommy Dorsey (1905-1955). 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.

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