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Cradley, Herefordshire

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    Cradley, Herefordshire: OS Grid Reference(373500,247500)

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    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

  • Speakers

    Jones, Sidney (b.1873, male, retired farm labourer)

  • Description

    Sidney relatesĀ a couple of anecdotes. He describes how he once mistakenly got up at 3am to milk the cows, remembers falling asleep as a young lad in charge of a wagon and three horses and recalls being stuck eight miles away from Cradley due to floods. The original recording appears to have been paused on two occasions. Pensax (to the north of Cradley), Hallow (to the northeast), Broughton Hackett (further to the northeast), Powick (just to the northeast), Bransford Bridge (just to the northeast) and Leigh Sinton (just to the northeast) are all villages in the area. Worcester is a city to the northeast and Malvern a town just to the east of Cradley.

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