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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Gordon Foddy.
Gordon Foddy
An Oral History interview with Gordon Foddy.
Photograph of Gordon Foddy taken during the Oral History interview
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 15/03/2005
Landshape Zone Melbourne Parklands
Parish Melbourne
Location Melbourne, Derbyshire,
Event Start Date 13/06/1928
Event End Date 15/03/2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt024
Detailed Description From New York to Palestine and back?but this New York is 'Forest style'! Meet Gordon Foddy who will take you egg collecting and 'clicking' and might question "En enny onya ot yersens?". Gordon will introduce you to the Melbourne Wakes - a local tradition that can still be experienced should you visit Melbourne in October, and the poltergeist of the Old Mill Pool. Find out about Ticknall's very own VC hero John Smith. These days Melbourne is a fairly idyllic 'country' village, but Gordon remembers a time when it sang to a different tune, listen to memories of shoe making, the Marlborough Engineering Factory (now a supermarket), and the swish of parachute silk! Changes have been many, not least of which is the fact that he no longer has to wash in a tin bath in front of the fire! 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