File AUD 14/5 - 'On Camera: A Place to Live', presented by Jean Goodman

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AUD 14/5


'On Camera: A Place to Live', presented by Jean Goodman


  • 13 Nov 1973 (Creation)

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1 reel of quarter inch audio tape (7 inches)

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01:46 (minutes: seconds) - Methodist Chapel at Runcton Holme, Norfolk, converted into dwelling house by William Moles [born 1897], former pig farmer from Bedfordshire, with whom JG speaks, describing why he bought the chapel (for £625) c 1968 and what work was carried out to develop it.

06:51 - former stable and kennel block of Duke[s] of Hamilton and Rochford, at Easton, Suffolk, now owned by Desmond Manners, former brewer of Derbyshire, with whom JG speaks, discussing luxurious house, with swimming pool, nine-hole golf course and ten acres of land as well as nature of conversion.

14:17 - Poslingford school buildings, Poslingford, Suffolk, converted into dwelling house by Andrew Phillips, [solicitor] and 'parliamentary Labour candidate' [later Lord Phillips of Sudbury], with whom JG speaks. They talk about the dilapidated state of buildings, work carried out as part of conversion, using the buildings as a focus of village life and venue for social occasions. Also unnamed males talk in dialect about their school days.

21:19 - rebuilding of pigsties at Ashwellthorpe into 'sumptious batchelor pad' by David Turner, piano tuner and restorer. DT converses with JG about the conversion.

26:16 - Norfolk barn conversion [near Ashwellthorpe] by John and Valerie McFarlen. JG speaks to the latter about advantages and disadvantages of conversion and impact on young family.

29:30 - postscript by JG on conversions of old buildings as dwelling houses.

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duration - 29 minutes 59 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 1/149 which can be ordered and listened to in the Norfolk Record Office searchroom (SCOP 2/150 and SCOP 4/150 for office use only).

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Created 27/10/2005 by Drojd. Modified 18/09/2018 by Droip.


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