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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with John Hodgetts.
John Hodgetts
An Oral History interview with John Hodgetts.
Photograph of John Hodgetts taken during the Oral History interview.
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 01/03/2005
Landshape Zone Needwood
Parish Yoxall
Location Yoxall, Staffordshire,
Event Start Date 1936
Event End Date 2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt014
Detailed Description Hear about how "the love of a woman" brought John Hodgetts to the farm near Yoxall he has carefully nurtured through many changes. From changes in consumer demand to foot and mouth disease, life has certainly required a flexible and innovative attitude from John and his wife. Those who suffered in the 1999/2000 outbreak will empathise with John as he recalls how close they came to 'loosing everything' during the 1970/71 outbreak. John's closeness to his land becomes apparent as he tells us about his ability to 'read the weather', which he describes as having evolved intuitively over a period of years, he discusses changes in weather patterns remembering in particular the severe weather of 1962/3. The transcript of the full interview is available to read with this contribution, whilst the audio file is a small clip taken from the original recording.

Subsidary Data for Heard, Written and Remembered
Type Verbal Recollections
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