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Abbey Town, Cumberland

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:05:57

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/2

  • Recording date

    1974/05/21

  • Recording locations

    Abbey Town, Cumberland: OS Grid Reference(317500,550500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Upton, Clive (male, interviewer)

  • Speakers

    Huddart, Len (b.1892, male)

  • Description

    Len reminisces about his time as an accomplished local runner. He refers to various local events, such as the Keswick Gala and Workington Sports and recalls several individual races, even running against professional “Powder Hall” runners who raised the standards and could earn decent sums of money. He also mentions the fell runs, which were popular in his youth.

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User notes for this item

This recording is listed in the wrong location. It is clearly not someone from Enfield.

Posted by Robert Bentall, PG Research Student, University of Sheffield on 15/02/2011 17:30:00