George Ewart Evans collection

Messenger, George. George Ewart Evans collection

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:09:42

  • Shelf mark

    T1419W

  • Recording date

    1956-07-21

  • Interviewees

    Messenger, George, 1877- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Evans, George Ewart (speaker, male)

  • Description

    George Ewart Evans interviews Mr George Messenger and gives an account of 'common yards' (wheat) and threshing using a flail. As a boy the family only ate beef at Christmas, received from the lord of the manor. Food at home: tea, 'kittle broth' soup. He worked with barges at Snape, and sings two verses and the chorus of "The faithful sailor boy".

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