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Memoirs of Captain Arthur Neville-Rolfe describing his experiences during the First World War, compiled 1956-1958.

Neville-Rolfe wrote these reminiscences as a series of articles for the newsletter of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles. Describes voyage from India to Marseilles; course in using 'jampot' and 'hairbrush' bombs; hospitalisation after he was wounded and convalescence at Heacham, where he witnessed the first Zeppelin raid on England, January 1915; offensive at Neuve Chapelle, where he escorted 400 German prisoners to divisional headquarters and delivered ammunition up the line, 1915; being wounded again, 1915; posting to Mesopotamia, 1917-1918; the siege of the town of Nejaf, Turkey, the murder of the town's political officer and Neville-Rolfe's task to arrange the murderer's hanging, 1918; and leave in Ceylon, 1918.

Arthur Neville-Rolfe; 1888-?; India

Reading from Jack Creed's autobiography

Description: A reading from the written notes of Jack Creed about his childhood in King's Street
Recording location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Performer(s)/contributer(s): Daniels, Patricia (speaker, female)
Playback mode: mono

Reading from Snowy Fulcher's autobiography

Description: Reading from the autobiography of Snowy Fulcher concerning his childhood in the King Street area of Norwich during the 1920s.
Recording location: Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
Performer(s)/contributer(s): Cowan, Andrew (speaker, male; interviewer); Fulcher, Snowy (speaker, male; interviewee)
Recording equipment: Sanyo Cassette
Playback mode: stereo

Mr Armes 20-5-86 [interview]

Description: Oral history interview with Norman Armes about growing up in the King Street area of Norwich. Topics include domestic life, local shops and businesses and Alderman Norman Endowed School
Recording location: Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
Performer(s)/contributer(s): Cowan, Andrew (speaker, male; interviewer); Armes, Norman (speaker, male; interviewee)
Recording equipment: Sanyo Cassette
Playback mode: stereo

Harry Fisher B [interview]

Description: Reading by Harry Fisher of his written memories and life experiences of working in the boot and shoe manufacturing industry in Norwich for 50 years. Topics include colleagues, work duties, bespoke shoe orders and being offered the foreman's job.
Recording location: Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
Performer(s)/contributer(s): Solomans, Debby (speaker, female; interviewer); Fisher, Harry (speaker, male; interviewee)
Playback mode: stereo

Life in the Nineteen Thirties Written and Narrated by John Taylor

  • Description: Narrated Autobiography by John Taylor BBC radio Norfolk broadcaster about his childhood in Norwich during the 1930s. Topics include global economic context, leisure, food, school, shops and family life.
    Recording location: Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
    Performer(s)/contributer(s): Taylor, John, 1921-2006 (speaker, male; narrator)
    Author: Taylor, John,
  • b1921-2005
  • c(author)
    Playback mode: stereo

E.L. Dorsey, ' Pocahontas' (Washington DC, 1906)

With attached letter from George Melville-Bolling, Ohio State University, to Herbert Neville-Rolfe regarding the Bolling family's connection to Pocahontas and the Rolfes, 1919, and a press cutting entitled 'Virginia Heraldry' regarding the Rolfes and Bollings, nd [early 20th century].

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