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Interviews with visitors to the 1995 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races

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Date(s): 6 June 1995

Creator(s): Manx National Heritage

Scope & Content: Track 1: German visitors are interviewed about their experiences at TT. Woman island resident talks about how the island changes during TT, especially the nightlife. Mike Bull from Peel, Deputy Sector Marshal at Glen Helen talks about his duties; Isle of Man Steam Packet Company prices deterring people from coming to the island; changes in the TT Festival over the years and the Government's funding priorities; dangers of Mad Sunday and sensationalism in the press about accidents. Gary Harmer from Braddan, Red Cross first aider at the TT talks about medical cover and his TT experiences of TT. Iris Baggs from Chichester talks about helping her son run a pub in Glen Helen during the TT. TT spectators Malcolm Rickey from Grasmere, Bob Kirby from Fleetwood and Geoffrey Lancaster talk about their experiences of the TT over the years. Margaretta Bjorn from Norway, who has visited the TT before, talks about what she, her partner and her friend have been doing during their visit; road safety; benefits of the Homestay scheme.

Track 2: Continuation of interview with Margaretta Bjorn who talks about how she finds riding in the Isle of Man. Martin Moss and John Atkins from Wiltshire talk about their experiences visiting the TT, including their accommodation, sightseeing and riding the course. Brendan Ball from New Zealand talks about his visits since 1976 including the friendliness of other bikers. Charlotte, whose father owns the Glen Helen Lodge, talks about TT at the pub and how she helps out and gets time off school, with input from her mum about the work and fun involved in running the pub.

Administration / Biographical History: This recording forms part of the TT Oral History Project 1995.

Language: eng

Extent: 1 hr. 18 min. 58 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0074/13

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