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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with John Oakland.
John T. Oakland
An Oral History interview with John Oakland.
Photograph of John Oakland taken during the Oral History interview
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 22/03/2005
Landshape Zone Charnwood
Parish Woodhouse
Location Woodhouse, Leicestershire,
Event Start Date 1934
Event End Date 22/03/2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt026
Detailed Description Born in Nottinghamshire, John Oakland talks of his love for the Charnwood area and how he ?fell in love with it when I saw it?. Listen as John tells us of his lifelong passion for gardening, despite the often strenuous work in his own garden which is a part of The National Garden Scheme ??if you?re a gardener you can?t stand still?it?s a non stop thing?. Learn about the octogenarian rhododendrons and azaleas that are 'Mostly still there in full maturity, some of them flowering?. Hear John talk about the joys of bee keeping which he describes as ??a very gentle hobby?, find out why his bees had to make a ?6 mile trip up the road to Belton? and discover why John says that he hasn?t ??got a lot of respect for squirrels?? but has a lot of respect ??for the old fox?. 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