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Haltwhistle, Northumberland

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:17

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/41

  • Recording date

    1953/02/24

  • Recording locations

    Haltwhistle, Northumberland: OS Grid Reference(370500,564500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (male, SED fieldworker)

  • Speakers

    Keene, Ned (b. 1876, male, retired carter)

  • Description

    Ned remembers the special relationship he built up with one of his horses whilst working as a carter. He was the only person able to handle it after it became unsettled after the death of another horse. He recalls a particularly difficult time when his cows lost several unborn calves and the subsequent effect this had on the horse.

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