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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Marjorie Calow.
Marjorie Calow
An Oral History interview with Marjorie Calow.
Photograph of Marjorie Calow taken during the Oral History interview.
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 23/02/2005
Landshape Zone Melbourne Parklands
Parish Melbourne
Location Melbourne, Derbyshire,
Event Start Date 1932
Event End Date 2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt010
Detailed Description "So he didn't have a stock of coffins?" Listen, as Marjorie Calow talks about her childhood in Melbourne and her father's "sideline" as an undertaker. Recalling Mrs Barton "who lived just up the road" and "used to do the laying out" Marjorie's description of life in Melbourne before the Second World War might shock some younger listeners - the 'familiarity' with death that used to be the norm has all but disappeared today. But it's not at all morbid, far from it! Marjorie fondly recollects how her father had to check that the Vicar had 'remembered' that there was a funeral booked! Thoughts of long summer days will be evoked by Marjorie's memories of Melbourne strawberries, childhood walks to places such as Robin Wood and Seven Spouts Farm, and new walks along some of The National Forest's dedicated footpaths. 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