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Uswayford, Alwinton, Northumberland (cf. SED Thropton)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:05:24

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C900/11027

  • Recording date

    1999/02/11

  • Recording locations

    Uswayford, Northumberland: OS Grid Reference(388500,614500)

  • Producers

    BBC

  • Recordist

    Jones, Virtue (female, interviewer)

  • Speakers

    Telfer, Neil (b.1935/08/15, male, quarry manager)

  • Description

    Neil remembers the isolation of the family farm he grew up on in Uswayford on the fells above Alwinton. He describes how provisions were delivered to such a remote location and the measures taken to prepare for the possibility of being cut off in winter. He speaks admiringly of his mother cooking for such a large household. Windyhaugh is a hamlet in the Usway valley and Wooler a town to the northeast.

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