Stedman, Ronald (32 of 32). Food: From Source to Salespoint
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1999-09-08, 1999-09-30, 1999-10-28, 1999-11-17, 2000-04-20
Interviewee's home and Butchers' Hall, London
Stedman, Ronald, 1917-2009 (speaker, male)
Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)
Part 32: Tape 16 Side B: More about history of livery company. Explains charity work of livery company, advantages to those in the trade. What RS has in common with others in his community. Property in Majorca due to be sold, bought 15 years ago, reasons for sale.Their children encouraging them to sell. RS and wife’s wills and copies to children – details of bequests – his avoidance of Inheritance Tax by his gifts to his children 25 years ago. His misgivings as to how his children will deal with their inheritances. Details of his ten properties. Present house in Bignell, 6 miles north of Arundel. Oldest part of house built 1680, later part 1968 with five acres of land. Time spent on paperwork. Reads a lot, always history – current books about Russia before the revolution. Gardening. Sorts out his videos. Enjoys being lazy. Description of himself as ‘businessman’ and his journey through life as very fortunate. Talks about his children, their marriages and their professions. Careers of grandchildren. His sense of continuity through children and grandchildren. His one big regret in his life that he never knew his grandma.