File AUD 9/2 - Interview by Glynn Burrows of Mrs Barley nee Bear.

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AUD 9/2

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Interview by Glynn Burrows of Mrs Barley nee Bear.

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  • nd [early 1980s] (Creation)

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1 audio cassette (Sony CHF60)

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(fl 1979)

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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.

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total duration - 31 minutes 19 seconds (side A) and 27 minutes 47 seconds (side B): equalisation - type I: gauge - 1/8 inch tape: noise reduction - [none]: sound quality - medium: tracks - stereo

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For access use CD ref. SCOP 1/128 which can be ordered and listened to in the Norfolk Record Office searchroom (SCOP 2/129 and SCOP 4/129 for office use only).

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b6120469-ce29-4a09-9f9f-3695f8f14789

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Created 09/01/2004 by Drojd. Modified 23/07/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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