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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Steve Hodson.
Steve Hodson
An Oral History interview with Steve Hodson.
Photograph of Steve Hodson taken during the Oral History interview.
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 22/02/2005
Landshape Zone Needwood
Parish Newborough
Location Newborough, Staffordshire,
Event Start Date 1954
Event End Date 2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt009
Detailed Description Needwood - a quiet area untouched by modern changes?....Steve Hodson reminds us "there are a lot of large estates round this area", but that doesn't mean there hasn't been change. Listen to Steve explain about the difference between tied and rented houses, and how changes in agricultural practices have had an affect on the property market. Steve shares with us his pleasure seeing the changes The National Forest is bringing up 'Under the Needwood Tree'. Talking of his work in fencing, tree felling and hedging, he tells us about the landscape changes he has noticed in other areas of The National Forest, how some of the coal board sites around Burton-on-Trent have been transformed through planting and how he sees The National Forest developing over the next 20 years. Acrobatic hares and ancient oaks?... Well yes, but you have to make a living too, so Steve tells us about rearing pheasant, hunting and shooting, and the dwindling market for lower quality timbers. 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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