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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Betty Appleby.
Betty 'Apple' Appleby
An Oral History interview with Betty Appleby.
Photograph of Betty Appleby taken during the Oral Hisory interview.
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 02/03/2005
Landshape Zone Needwood
Parish Barton-under-Needwood
Location Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire,
Event Start Date 1918
Event End Date 02/03/2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt017
Detailed Description Right back where she began in Barton-Under-Needwood, 'Bartonian' Betty 'Apple' Appleby gives Oral Historian Roger Kitchen and LANDshapes Community Officer Lucy Ashworth a grounding in chicken genetics during their discussion in her kitchen. "It took me two or three years to get a good muff" recalls Apple. Learn to tell the difference between your Transylvanian Naked Necks and your Faverolles, and meet Sally - the house chicken. 87 year old Apple summons up Kathy, her cake swapping friend, and recalls how "both sides of this road was oak trees, elm ..... it was pitch black in the winter and there was no tarmac", and in the end, nature lover Apple wants her ashes to be scattered in the fields where she walked as a child. 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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