Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection
George Tottle interview, part 01
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Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection
Westport, near Hambridge, Somerset, England, UK
Tottle, George, 1909- (speaker, male)
Patten, Bob (speaker, male), Patten, Jacqueline (speaker, female)
George Tottle talks about Cecil Sharp’s informants. Lucy White used to live in this house, before his time. Remembers Louie Hooper singing, also remembers George Duncan Templeman; Mary Bunston; William and Joe Ree; Lizzie Welch; Sally Gummer; Ned England (but not John England); Mrs Joseph Ree and Mrs William Ree. Mrs Joseph Ree took in orphans, one of them Maggie Adams married Charles Willie and inherited the Ree’s collection of Sharps records and song books, these were passed on to her son. He now lives in East Port [Possibly East Port, Devon] ‘There were stacks of ‘im’.
Recording notes: Interview continued on C1033/177