Roy Palmer English Folk Music Collection

George Dunn interview, part 57

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    1CDR0007254 (copy of C1023/14)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Roy Palmer collection

  • Recording locations

    George Dunn's home, Quarry Bank, Dudley, West Midlands, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Dunn, George, 1887-1975 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Palmer, Roy (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Palmer, Roy

  • Abstract

    George Dunn recalls a visit he made with a friend to Killarmey. Includes description of coopers (barrel makers) and donkey carts.

  • Description

    Interviewee notes: Black Country chainmaker and traditional singer. Born in the village of Quarry Bank (formerly in Staffordshire), eight miles west of Birmingham. Father and grandfather worked in the iron trade, as did George who retired at the age of 72, after 59 years mainly as a chainmaker

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