Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Arthur Perkin interview, part 03

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:07:02

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0015386 (copy of C1033/321)

  • Recording date

    1996-06-01

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Lew Mill, Devon, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Perkin, Arthur (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

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

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    Where the local troops were stationed during World War 2. The American troops arriving ‘blacks and the whites didn’t get on very well together’. Whist drives and dances. No specific VE Day celebrations in the village. Left school at 14. Evacuees, some left quickly as they couldn’t cope with the country. Alterations to the school.

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