File AUD 19/2/2 - Interview of Mr and Mrs Chambers by unnamed interviewer

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AUD 19/2/2


Interview of Mr and Mrs Chambers by unnamed interviewer


  • 6 Aug 2002 (Creation)

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1 audio CD (Sony CD-R)

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Mainly relates to floods [in Great Yarmouth in 1953], but also to Second World War.
00:19 (minutes:seconds) - Mr Chambers (hereafter Mr C) describes [1953] flood, what it looked like and using anecdotes, he describes its ramifications.
03:35 - describes how he saved own house in floods.
04:41 - Mrs Chambers (Mrs C) tells story about her experiences of [1953] flood and its aftermath.
06:05 - Mr and Mrs C talk about how long the flood lasted.
07:50 - conversation about problems caused by their house being located between sea and river.
09:15 - Mr and Mrs C describe their history in Great Yarmouth, including Mr C's Second World War activities.
11:55 - Mrs C describes her experience of Second World War, including experiences of bombing (12:35) and rationing (14:43).
16:35 - Mrs C talks about the end of Second World War, and Mr C talks about return to 'real life'.
18:45 - [Mr and Mrs C] comment on Great Yarmouth after Second World War and how it has changed since then.
22:25 - Mr C remarks on lack of electricity in countryside post-Second World War.
23:20 - Mr and Mrs C comment upon the fishing industry, housing and public house, making comparison when first arrived and present day.
26:50 - Mr C comments on Great Yarmouth on a Saturday night at the present.

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Restrictions apply, contact Norfolk Record Office staff for details. The Norfolk Record Office acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this/these recordings and the rights of those not identified.

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ECopyDuration: 27 minutes 36 seconds

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Great Yarmouth Museums MD 2, tracks 1-41 (disc mode - MD (ATRAC); recording mode - LP 4; number of channels - stereo).

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Ecopy: scop_001-000557T001V002.wma. SCOP 1/557, SCOP 2/557, SCOP 4/557

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Created 08/08/2007 by Drojd. Modified 15/10/2018 by Droip.


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