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Full Reference Details: An Oral history interview with Steve Gardner.
Steve Gardner
An Oral history interview with Steve Gardner.
Photograph of Steve Gardner taken during the Oral History interview.
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 09/02/2005
Landshape Zone Needwood
Parish Barton-under-Needwood
Location Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire,
Event Start Date 1956
Event End Date 2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt005
Detailed Description "an alien place, Burton-on-Trent" thought the young policeman Steve Gardner, but Steve soon settled in both in Burton and at Barton-under-Needwood, which introduced him to a lifelong hobby....listen to Steve talk about how he came to "find a great sense of belonging in Barton" and about how his interest in local history grew, coming to fruition in his fascinating book 'Under the Needwood Tree, and the sequel 'Life and times in Barton, a second glance into the history of Barton'. Hear Steve speak enthusiastically and informatively about the history of Barton in depth, its people, industries, and accent. Find out about high days and holidays and local myths and legends including the story of Henry Whapples who was rumoured to have survived the sinking of the Titanic. Finally, hear more about that hobby of Steve's...The Tug of War as Steve tells us about the gold medals won by his team in Rochester, USA, at the world championships in 2004. 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