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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Ernie Sutton.
Ernie Sutton
An Oral History interview with Ernie Sutton.
Photograph of Ernie Sutton taken during the Oral History interview
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 03/08/2005
Landshape Zone Leicestershire and Derbyshire Coalfield
Parish Linton
Location Linton, Derbyshire,
Event Start Date 29/09/1928
Event End Date 03/08/2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company
Reference LANt020
Detailed Description Growing up between the wars, Ernie Sutton remembers his granddad carting coal for 7 shillings and 6 pence a ton, and playing with friends "round the backs" or in Spittle Wood - but not too late or the dog would get his tea! Part of a close-knit community Ernie and his friends would congregate around the 'first street lamp', climbing up and swinging on the 'handlebars' at the top - until the day when an exasperated householder opened the bedroom window and threw out the contents of the "gazunda"! Follow teenager Ernie meeting the evacuees that came to Linton during the war years, especially Alice, who he first met when she was an 8 year old evacuee - and with whom he is still in contact, and Joan the girl from Birmingham that he "had a right crush on". Ernie gives as a crash course in the local dialect, a whistlestop tour of 'old' Linton and a 'window' into Linton life pre-1945. Having been away working for 24 years Ernie has certainly noticed some changes! 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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