Nick & Mally Dow English Folk Music Collection

Mrs Beth Bond interview, part 04

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:17

  • Cultures

    English

  • Subjects

    English folk songs and music (Lancashire)

  • Recording date

    1985-02-16

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Nick and Mally Dow Collection

  • Recording locations

    Fleetwood, Lancashire, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Bond, Beth, Mrs 1911- (speaker, female), Bond, John (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Dow, Mally, 1944- (speaker, female), Dow, Nick (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Dow, Mally

  • Abstract

    Mrs Beth Bond talks about how New Year meant more to her parents and grandparents than Christmas. The relatives all coming from Carlton House Farm and Woodhouse Farm for the New Years party. Her and her sister sleeping on straw in the back of the pony trap when coming back from the parties. Trap lamps. No cars on the road. The house at Larbreck [?] built 1721. Living on a farm they didn't have to go Pace egging. Dyed Easter eggs, coloured by onion rings, gorse flowers and cochineal. The Mummers Play at Kirkby Lonsdale. Going to dances, remembers the cry of the curlews when walking home. [end of side one]

  • Description

    Interviewee notes: Singer from Fleetwood near Blackpool, Lancashire and her son, Scottish ancestry.

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