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Peter Tavy, Devon

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    Peter Tavy, Devon: OS Grid Reference(251500,77500)

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    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

  • Speakers

    Reap, John Arthur (b.1892, male, farmer)

  • Description

    John talks about the type of farming practised locally and explains the annual cycle in the sheep, cattle and pony trade. Lanark is a town in southeast Scotland and Halifax a town in West Yorkshire. Somerset is the county to the immediate northeast of Peter Tavy and Kent is the county at the extreme southeast of England. Read a transcript of this recording on the British Library's 'Sounds Familiar' website .

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