Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

George Tottle interview, part 01

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:08:47

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0011471 (copy of C1033/176)

  • Recording date

    1984-08-25

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Westport, near Hambridge, Somerset, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Tottle, George, 1909- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Bob (speaker, male), Patten, Jacqueline (speaker, female)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    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’.

  • Description

    Recording notes: Interview continued on C1033/177

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