Keith Summers English Folk Music Collection

George Ling interview, part 05

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:30

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0010647 (copy of C1002/78)

  • Subjects

    English folk songs and music (Suffolk); Interview

  • Recording date

    1971-04-24

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Keith Summers Collection

  • Recording locations

    Croydon, London, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Ling, George (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Summers, Keith (speaker, male interviewer)

  • Recordist

    Summers, Keith

  • Abstract

    Part 5 - Stone picking. Left school at twelve and a half. Shilling a day, his tasks on the farm. Meant to go up to two shillings when he got to fourteen, but the farmer (Farmer Towler) refused and wanted to get a permit that would have meant his working at the lower rate until he was eighteen because of his size. He belonged to the Agricultural Union so he saw them and they took the farmer to the County Court at Exeter. He won the case so the farmer gave him a weeks notice. Got four pounds fifteen, a lot of money in those days. Got a job brick laying at Leiston works [Recording stops, probably end of tape].

  • Description

    Interviewee notes: Of the Ling family of Blaxhall, Suffolk

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