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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Tim Adkin.
Tim Adkin
An Oral History interview with Tim Adkin.
Photograph of Tim Adkin taken during the Oral History interview.
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 09/02/2005
Landshape Zone Charnwood
Parish Thurcaston and Cropston
Location Thurcaston, Leicestershire,
Event Start Date 1954
Event End Date 2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt004
Detailed Description Listen as British Trust for Conservation Volunteers area manager Tim takes you to a place that "they always claimed was the smallest parish in England" and explains how he learned about forestry and old fashioned threshing machines as a young lad growing up in Charnwood. No wonder then, that after of a stint in the Air Force Tim decided that he wanted a job in conservation..."I just didn't have any choice, it was in the blood". Wholeheartedly supporting good conservation management Tim conveys a sense of excitement at the possibilities for the future of the Forest, you might come away from this recording looking for links to a 'coppice craft' workshop or setting off to discover why a field might have been named 'The Stew'. Fancy some pottery made by a Monk - then perhaps you might set off for a visit to Mount St Bernard's Abbey, "still the same" as Tim remembers from childhood visits - "still excellent farmers, still excellent farm managers, it's almost kept in time". 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