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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Dorothy Lawrence
Dorothy Lawrence
An Oral History interview with Dorothy Lawrence
Photograph of Dorothy Lawrence taken during the Oral History interview
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen
Publication Date 20/04/2005
Landshape Zone Charnwood
Parish Belton
Location Belton, Leicestershire,
Event Start Date 26/11/1918
Event End Date 20/04/2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company
Reference LANt036
Detailed Description Share memories of life in Belton with Dorothy Lawrence as she recalls the places that she played as a child ??.We were just happy to be in the fields together ? there was marvellous wildflowers then that I still remember?.and the old Charnwood canal?continued right through to Osgathorpe?there were little tunnels made for the cattle to go over the bridges in these fields and I can remember playing in them?. Listen to Dorothy?s recollections of the 1953 Coronation ?Oh, it was marvellous?we had a race round the village?we all dressed, there was a fancy dress thing?? and hear about one regular Belton event that?s become a tradition ??the Maypole ? yes they still dance round the Maypole, oh that?s very much to the fore that is?. And listen to Dorothy talking about when Belton first got electricity and her memories of the water that was pumped in from Breedon ??it was piped to the farms and the water itself was absolutely hard ? it was filled with lime, you see, because it is limestone the quarry at Breedon ? and some days if you had a glass of water it would be just like Andrews Liver Salts ? it would be fizzing?. 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