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Gooderstone, Norfolk

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    Gooderstone, Norfolk: OS Grid Reference(576500,302500)

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    University of Leeds

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    Francis, W. Nelson (male, SED fieldworker)

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    Shingfield, Jeffrey (b.1890, male, retired farm labourer)

  • Description

    Jeffrey recalls having to deal with peat fires in his role as water warden and describes the use of peat as fuel for ovens. Foulden (just to the south of Gooderstone) and Methwold (to the southwest) are nearby villages. Swaffham is a town just to the northeast.

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