- Dec 1972 (Creation)
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00:32 (minutes:seconds) - Jean Goodman (JG) visits and interviews John Glynn Jones (JGJ), actor, at [St Margaret's] drainage mill, Acle, which he converted into dwelling house c 1962 and which used to drain surrounding marshes into River Bure. Discusses reasons for buying and converting the mill; work done on buildings and gardens; and JG and JGJ walk around the building describing it in detail.
12:44 - Vic Haines and his wife Rosie discuss their home, a converted railway carriage at Stowbridge, Norfolk [in parish of Stow Bardolph] and the reasons and difficulties of down sizing from a large farmhouse as well as the reaction of friends and family.
15:50 - [East] Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, former home of Peter Scott [Sir Peter Markham Scott, 1909-1989, painter, ornithologist, broadcaster]. Became home to Dick Fyefield and family, former London policeman, now warden of Fenland Wildfowlers Association [who leased lighthouse between 1964 and 1974]. JG speaks with DF and his wife (not named) to discuss advantages and disadvantages of living in an isolated lighthouse.
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duration - 29 minutes 40 seconds: gauge - 1/4 inch tape: sound quality - good: speed - 7.5 inches per second: tracks - stereo
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For access use CD ref. SCOP 1/427 which can be ordered and listened to in the Norfolk Record Office searchroom (SCOP 2/428 and SCOP 4/428 for office use only).
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For information on St Margaret's Drainage Mill see http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/WindmillsD/acle-st-margarets-drainage-mill.html; for information on East Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge see http://www.fenlandwa.org.uk/index.html; and for information on Peter Scott see P. Walkden, 'Sir Peter Markham Scott' in 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography' (Oxford, 2004-6) http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/39842?docPos=2.
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Created 27/10/2005 by Drojd. Modified 18/09/2018 by Droip.