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Interview with Alderman Ernest Griffin

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Date(s): 12 April 1984

Scope & Content: Alderman Ernest Griffin talks to Stephen Harrison and John C. Crellin. They discuss small fields; re-seeding; large farm machinery; slate quarries; lintel quarries. Ernest mentions how he took the last stone from the breakwater to Darnills Garage, Port Erin.

Ernest talks about the last stone houses built in Port Erin by Drinkwater, the butcher's shop, built by Tom Costain; Quarrymen blasting using jumpers; buildings and houses in Cregneash; 1930s economic depression; Cregneash quarry; construction of mountain roads; walking to the Sound; Ned Maddrell’s father, Tommy; Jim Quirk’s house; village talk; Harry Kelly; Tom Kelly; draper's shop; Harry fishing in the summer; church and parson Leece from Rushen.

Language: English

Extent: 24 min. 53 sec.

Item name: magnetic recording tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0144

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