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Seagrave, Leicestershire

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    Seagrave, Leicestershire: OS Grid Reference(461500,317500)

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    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

  • Speakers

    Hardy, A. (b.1889, male, retired farmer), unidentified (female)

  • Description

    Mr Hardy describes the process for making Stilton cheese. The original recording appears to have been paused on two occasions. Stilton refers to a type of blue cheese manufactured in the counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. Leicester Red (more commonly Red Leicester) is a type of firm, orange-coloured, mild cheese originally made in Leicestershire. Melton refers to Melton Mowbray, a town to the east of Seagrave.

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