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Interview by Glynn Burrows of Mrs Barley nee Bear.

Side A (track 1 on CD copies) relates to Mrs Barley's early childhood [early 1900s] in Weasenham and to various members of her family. Detailed description of immediate family history, and where various people lived in Weasenham; detailed account of being burnt all over body as a child and seeing 'Dr Highmore of Litcham'; living in house owned by 'Jack Arthur'; detailed description of school days at Weasenham [All Saints National] School, describing school Christmas parties and how the 'Dowager Countess of Leicester' would give tree from Weasenham with presents hung on it for each of the children [between 1909 and 1937], and how children refused to go to school because of unpopularity of school mistress, playing truant, names of school pupils given; how her half brother Philip won scholarship but couldn't take up his place due to lack of money; helping at Weasenham St Peter's Sunday School; describes childrens Sunday best for church; describes what she ate as a child; describes gleening and her father taking corn to [Great] Massingham mill.

Side B (track 2 on CD copies) continues describing childhood, including what she got up to in spare time, 'I was a right tom boy'; anecdote about having to right lines at school following aniseed ball incident; severely injuring tongue and risk of choking; buying fish (kippers, bloaters, white herring from man from Litcham; eating chicken, rabbit, pheasant that she had poached; going mushrooming and black berrying; selling Christmas cards; standing outside Fox and Hounds public house [Weasenham St Peter] on Boxing Day to see off hunt; describes where they got their clothes from, mother making shirts and trousers and selling them; continues talking about family members and what happened to them.

Georgina Caroline Coke; 1852-1937; Countess of Leicester

'This is East Anglia', presented by Jean Goodman

00:45 (minutes:seconds) - opposition to local rates increases; featuring interview by David Cass of Doug Speed of newly formed [Norwich based] East Anglia Rate Payers Association who are campaigning on rate reform. DG comments on those most affected by large increases in local rates, nature of protest, non-payment of rates and plans to extend campaign nationally.

04:56 - Pat Beasley presents item on vandalism in Peterborough schools, focussing on uneasy relationship between parents and local education authority; bad behaviour of older pupils; effect of extension to school leaving age; reaction to comments of Sir Harmer-Nicholls, Peterborough MP; vandalism at Jack Hunt Comprehensive School [Jack Hunt School, Peterborough]; and reaction to comments by Councillor Charles Swift, Chairman of Board of Governors at Lincoln Road Secondary Boys School following vandalism.

08:05 - weather forecast for East Anglia given by Wally Thrower.

09:13 - Norfolk Playgroup Week highlighting work and benefit of such playgroups. Includes interview by Leslie Burn of Mary Fawcett, Chairman of Norfolk Pre-School Playgroups Association. Topics discussed include needs of young children; required support from local authorities; comments on accusations of being middle-class; ability of low-income families to send children to playgroups; assisted playgroup in Norwich funded by Education Department as pilot project; integration of children with special needs.

13:17 - preventing crime by educating offenders, featuring interview by JG of Douglas Curtis, Regional Organiser of National Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders. Includes founding of house in Cambridge aiming to arrange further education opportunities for offenders; opportunities for learning in prison; need for funding, welfare support and accommodation; and integrating former prisoners into existing system.

17:57 - boom of in-shore fishing, featuring interview by John Myatt of Peter Catchpole, managing director of Lowestoft company specialising in shore management for in-shore boats. Topics discussed include reasons for success of smaller boats, which incude appeal of shorter trips, less overheads, more affordable for owner skippers; boats that make up the in-shore fleet; problems of fuel price increases; and desire for government subsidies.

22:00 - John Marsh looks through the day's newspapers.

26:54 - Ted Ellis, naturalist, with Michael Chapman, walks by River Yare and Rockland Broad, describing what flora and forna can be seen, including a heronry.

31:19 - regional news and sport with Michael Drake.

David Cass; ? 1970s; journalist

School records

Includes correspondence, school reports and photographs. Also includes photographs relating to Stowe Officer Training Camp which was part of Stowe School and where Tom Eaton received early military training.

Loose papers removed from Norwich Education Committee handbook

Copy of a letter from the Director of Education to Miss Dodd, concerning interview panels for applicants for the post of Deputy Headteacher at Cavell Junior and Infant School, 19 September 1969 [no. 1]; and brief handwritten notes by Tom Eaton, possibly for Education Committee meetings, c 1969 [nos. 2-3].

Wymondham College papers

Papers collected and created by Tom Eaton relating to his activities as a Governor of Wymondham College.

Correspondence file

Contains correspondence and related papers with particular reference to Wymondham College Trust Appeal. Also includes copies of architects' plans by J.F. Tucker of Norfolk County Council, concerning outline proposals for remodelling the science and technology rooms at Wymondham College, June 1987; plans for central dining block, July-October 1986, and plan relating to structural steelwork, undated [1980s]; college brochure, undated [1980s]; and proposal for new science department, 25 November 1986.

Papers relating to the education of Edward Harbord, licences and certificates.

Includes his matriculation at Christ Church, 1799; certificate for being called to the Bar, 1808; certificate of age, 1798. Also includes a passport, licensing him him to travel through France with his tutor and servant, on their return from Vienna. Issued in 1801, in accordance with 'An Act more effectually to prevent during the War Persons, being his Majesty's Subjects, from voluntarily repairing to or remaining in France, or any Country or Place united to France, or occupied by the Armies of France, and to prevent Correspondence with such Persons and with His Majesty's Enemies', passed c. 1776, the passport features the sign-manual of George III.

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

Letters from the Hon. Edward Harbord (at Eton) to his father, Lord Suffield [1st Lord] (at Gunton House, Norfolk, and Albemarle Street)

Re school life, Dr Langford, Dame Tyrell, sisters Louisa and 'Kitty' [?Catherine], 'I am well and have not been flogged yet' [Bacon p. 5]; re brother [The Hon. William Assheton Harbord] and wife, Windsor Fair, school life, threatened with a 'tickling [by] Doctor', family and animals; re school life, his 'tickling', now called an 'Etonian', Gunton pike fishing, 'old John Booth', health; re father's coming visit to Eton, arrangements for family; re tutor (Evans), Dr Langford, brother William, her 'Ladyship [being] brought to bed'; re [?subject], drama activities, fellow pupil 'pig Pelham', caricature of Pitt and Fox as pigs, 'poor old Totty' [?], [?subject] [Bacon p. 6]; re his behaviour, Mrs Bishop and cats, Totty, new lodging; re mother's letter, present of game, lodging, tutor, new form, Dr Heath, new rooms finished at Gunton; re his Dame, Kitty, Mrs Blackman, bonfire night and fireworks, holidays; re efforts to 'win remove', breaking-up, Vause, writer's love poetry; re promotion to Upper Remove (4th form), school life, writer flogging boys; re journey via (Thetford) to Eton, horses, worry over robbery; re family illnesses, floods, present of game, gift of hares to Dame, F. Lamb and William Howard, high jumping; re family affairs, studies, school life; safe return 'without being robbed yesterday', soldiers in Hyde park, Vause and floggings; re mumps, 'Montem', arrangements for family; re mumps, food, tutor, comparison of steel and quill pens [Bacon pp. 8-9]; re mumps, 'Montem', arrangements, tutor, recovery from mumps; re 'Montem,' [Bacon p. 10]; re 'Montem' [Bacon p. 11] re father's gout, annoyance with headmaster (Heath),'Montem' arrangements [Bacon p. 11]; re father's gift of watch, family (only ladies) at 'Montem', extra fagging; re dental problems; re shooting of brother (Lord Charles) by Lord Frederick Townshend, tooth, Harbord's brother and his wife; re '[winning of] remove', 'not robbed', busy roads, cricket, 'Mr Townshend's business', watch; re school life, 5th form, cricket, Norfolk floods, swimming lessons, Pelham, Lord Brooke, [William] Howard and brother, tooth, Sir George Chad's visit; re invitation to father to stay, Hinde looking after Harbord, cricket, Pelham, boating, swimming; re Hinde, swimming, cricket match against Westminster, rowing, Evans [Bacon pp.11-12]: re holidays, Eton-Westminster cricket match, tutor's letter to father; re threat of expulsion for Etonians attending cricket match, writer to tell story in chaise, aftermath of boys' actions, looking forward to Gunton fishing, 'old Totty'.

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

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