Millennium Memory Bank

Elstead, Surrey (cf. SED Thursley)

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:45

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C900/16417

  • Recording date

    1998/11/27

  • Recording locations

    Elstead, Surrey: OS Grid Reference(490500,143500)

  • Producers

    BBC

  • Recordist

    Kennett, Amanda (female, interviewer)

  • Speakers

    Herrett, Stan (b.1927/08/18, male, builder)

  • Description

    Stan talks about the changes he has witnessed in the area over his lifetime and comments on a number of schemes that have attempted to address local traffic problems. Thursley is a village just to the south of Elstead, Godalming (just to the east) and Witley (to the southeast) are nearby towns and Guildford a city to the northeast. The A3 refers to the dual carriageway that runs northeast-southwest just to the east of Elstead. 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.

  • Texts

    Linguistic description of this item

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item