Item AUD 97/31/r1 - Betty Purple talks about the 1978 flood

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AUD 97/31/r1


Betty Purple talks about the 1978 flood


  • Feb 1998 (Creation)

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1 sound recording

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Content: Betty Purple reads through her account of the night of the January 1978 flood in Wells-next-the-Sea, describing the immediate repairs and those in the following months.
Recording location: Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England, UK
Performer(s)/contributor(s): Betty Purple (speaker, female); Alison Christmas (speaker, female; interviewer)
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There is no public access to the original recording because of preservation reasons. All access is provided using copies. Accessible online.

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Rights are reserved. Contact NRO for details.

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Duration: 21 min. 07 sec.
Location of recording on physical carrier(s): AUD 97/31 side 1
Playback mode: stereo

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Digitised. Copy/copies accessible in NRO searchroom and online. Copies also held by British Library for the purposes of preservation and online access. British Library ref. UNRO003/31 S1.

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Digitised and catalogued by the Norfolk Record Office, in its capacity as the East of England hub for the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, 2018-2022.

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