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Mow Cop, Staffordshire

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    Mow Cop, Staffordshire: OS Grid Reference(385500,357500)

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    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

  • Speakers

    Thorley, J. (b.1890, male, farmer)

  • Description

    Mr Thorley reflects on changes to the cost of living and recalls the practice of children living out on farms to supplement family income. He talks about farm wages and briefly describes threshing and tying up rye. The original recording appears to have been paused on a number of occasions.

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