Berliner Lautarchiv British & Commonwealth recordings

Martham, Norfolk

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    Berliner Lautarchiv British & Commonwealth Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Ruhleben, Germany

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    Berliner Phonographische Kommission

  • Recordist

    Doegen, Wilhelm (male, recordist), Brandl, Alois (male, Professor of English)

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    Chapman, Walter, b.1877 (male, heater)

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    Speaker's note: Aged 41 and from Martham, Norfolk. Born on 14 January 1877 in great Yarmouth. His father was a market gardener. His parents had 16 children, 12 of them still alive and living in London. Has done a mixture of jobs due to the death of his father who was a blacksmith. Went to sea for 9 months as a fisherman, then cleaned engines on the railroad, then back to sea. Lived until 20 in Ornesby (near Martham), then moved to Gerleston. Went to public school in Ornesby. Both his parents from Norfolk. Can read and write in Englishreligion: protestant Occupation: heater. Item note: Walter reads the Parable of the Prodigal Son (taken from Luke chapter XV, verse 11-32).

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