Nick & Mally Dow English Folk Music Collection
Mrs Beth Bond interview, part 03
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English folk songs and music (Lancashire)
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Nick and Mally Dow Collection
Fleetwood, Lancashire, England, UK
Bond, Beth, Mrs 1911- (speaker, female)
Dow, Mally, 1944- (speaker, female), Dow, Nick (speaker, male)
Mrs Beth Bond talks about her Grandfather William Swift. Farmers' conducting their business in the pubs. Grandfather would sing at the family parties. Grandmother (maiden name Wade) played the piano. Grandfather lost both arms in separate accidents, but he still had an active life and continued to play the mouth organ. Their Grandparents brought up her and her sister. Her allowance for board money at Grammar school, she didn't claim it at the time and the local education authority tried to keep it, Parquet Tomlinson the local MP interceded on her behalf, over three hundred pounds 'a fortune in those days'. Grandfather would often listen to her sister playing the piano.
Interviewee notes: Singer from Fleetwood near Blackpool, Lancashire and her son, Scottish ancestry.