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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Christine & Arthur Kennedy.
Christine & Arthur Kennedy.
An Oral History interview with Christine & Arthur Kennedy.
Photograph of Christine & Arthur Kennedy 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 Needwood
Parish Barton-under-Needwood
Location Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire,
Event Start Date 1939
Event End Date 2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company
Reference LANt012
Detailed Description Christine & Arthur Kennedy reminisce about their memories of the Barton-under-Needwood area of The National Forest. From the first days when they moved to Barton from Birmingham, Christine tells us about the fun of the 'new' Pancake Race and the excitement of the age old 'Bonfire Night' celebrations. Recalling the "real, real Bartonians" who she has met and talked to since moving to Barton. "Miss Gilmour....first Lady to become a Parish Councillor... a formidable lady" Christine's enthusiasm for Barton is unmistakable as is Arthur?s enthusiasm for the heritage of the area. Listen to Arthur and Christine relate the story of King Henry VII's visit to Needwood Forest and hear them talk about the improvements that they have witnessed in The National Forest in recent years. 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