George Ewart Evans collection

Wilson, Percy. George Ewart Evans collection

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  • Interviewees

    Wilson, Percy, 1884- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Evans, George Ewart (speaker, male)

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    George Ewart Evans interviews Percy Wilson, who recalls his days at the village school. Describes his apprenticeship with a carpenter and builder. His mother received a pension from Melson's Tea, after her husband died. Jobs after school eg making thread from hemp and beeswax and keeping pigs and sheep during the harvest holidays. He sings two songs from his schooldays: 'Tommy Tit' and 'The fire brigade'.

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