- 9 Oct 1974 (Creation)
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Sources: Information from UEA newsletter (27 April 1990), Eastern Daily Press articles and House of Parliament website (http://www.parliament.uk/).
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Features Pat Hollis, Lord Shepherd and Tony Fell at Great Yarmouth market place on 9 October 1974, the eve of the General Election. Recording made by Graham Gosling. Note that Side B of the cassette is blank.
00:00 (minutes:seconds) - Start of side A
00:01 - Pat Hollis (PH, Labour candidate) talks about Labour having raised the tax threshold 'for a fairer society'. Then states that Labour want a decent family allowance, more aid to the lower paid, a full comprehensive school system and longer hospital opening hours.
01:37 - Question and response about fair rents and council housing.
02:03 - Question and response about law stopped for freezing fair rents (? - indistinct audio).
02:27 - Lord Shepherd (LS) comes on and encourages maximum Labour vote in Yarmouth.
04:40 - LS discusses grave economic situation and talks about Tony Fell's support for Enoch Powell.
07:20 - Tony Fell (TF, Conservative) discusses Labour membership and attitude of trade unionism.
12:40 - TF discusses recent TUC conference and election there of a 'Communist'.
13:35 - PH describes Keith Joseph (Conservative) as an advocate of mass unemployment. Talks about Labour's policy to tackle inflation.
17:20 - PH talks about Liberal policies e.g. statutory wage policy (compulsory wage control), as advocate of Common Market, ending of food subsidies.
20:52 - TF mentions the influence of Communism (lots of heckling from the crowd about Enoch Powell). States Edward Heath wants government of national unity. (Much of this audio is indistinct owing to heckling from the crowd).
24:56 - TF replies to question regarding a referendum on the Common Market and [Harold] Wilson's approach to this.
26:10 - TF dismisses question about Tory manifesto.
27:00 - TF responds to question about how many Tory MPs are drawing directorships of over £50, 000-£100,000 per annum. Discusses his perception of general Labour attitude to the wealthy.
28:40 - TF discusses Edward Heath's policy of wage restraint and taxation.
30:30 - TF talks about his own attitude to Enoch Powell.
31:20 - TF discusses Labour defence cuts.
32:50 - TF responds to question about government of national unity and possible coalition then
36:00 - TF talks about making the rating system fairer.
37:47 - Meeting is wrapped up by TF (and sound of crowd ceases 37:55).
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Dimensions (length): 3.94 inches / 10.0076 centimetres
Dimensions (width): 2.5 inches / 6.35 centimetres
Dimensions (depth): 0.31 inches / 0.7874 centimetres
Magnetic pigment: chromium dioxide
Manufacturer / brand: TDK SF
Number of directions recorded: 1
Playback equalization: 70 microseconds
Potential playback time (minutes): 90
Product number: unknown
Screws on cassette shell: yes
Total tape thickness: unknown
Tape type: type II
Tape width: 0.15 inches / 0.381 centimetres