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Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:04:34

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/56

  • Recording date

    1956/05/03

  • Recording locations

    Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire: OS Grid Reference(432500,301500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

  • Speakers

    Emery, George (b.1882, male, farmer)

  • Description

    George talks about the reduction in the number of men working on the land since mechanisation and recalls getting about before the days of public transport. The original recording appears to have been paused on a number of occasions. Nuneaton is a town to the south of Sheepy Magna.

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