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Gosforth, Cumberland

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  • Recording locations

    Gosforth, Cumberland: OS Grid Reference(306500,503500)

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    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (male, SED fieldworker)

  • Speakers

    Sim, Mr (b.1887, male, retired farmer)

  • Description

    Mr Sim describes the type of sturdy shoe made locally and worn when working on rough ground. He then goes on to identify a variety of farm vehicles and sheep shearing techniques from photographs presented to him. The original recording seems to have been paused on three occasions.

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