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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Baz Forgham.
Baz Forgham
An Oral History interview with Baz Forgham.
Photograph of Baz Forgham taken during the Oral History interview.
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 22/03/2005
Landshape Zone Leicestershire and Derbyshire Coalfield
Parish Coalville and surrounds
Location Coalville, Leicestershire,
Event Start Date 08/1937
Event End Date 22/03/2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt028
Detailed Description A career in the National Coal Board as a draughtsman based at the grand surroundings of Coleorton Hall followed hard on the heels of a childhood full of train spotting and learning about natural history for Baz Forgham. Baz's love of natural history grew through early expeditions on his bike which took him from his home near Coalville to local towns such as Tamworth, Derby and Leicester. After being "superseded by computers" in 1987, Baz became an unpaid full time naturalist with a passion for 'all things feathered'. Baz tells us enthusiastically about the Ravens breeding in the area "for the first time in over a hundred years". Find out about Dimminsdale and Kelham Bridge nature reserves - and the intricacies of creating a 'wader scrape', along with many other local wildlife 'gems' in this fascinating recording.....but watch out for 'big cats'! 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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