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Interview with Charles Corrin of Ballabeg about rural life

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Date(s): 4 April 1950

Creator(s): Manx Museum

Scope & Content: Track 1: Charles Corrin of Ballabeg recalls a conversation with Charlie the summoner about his entitlement to sheaves; discussion his father had with Richie Wood about Dick Radcliffe; talks about a stream; story about Nat Kinvig from Colby, an old man who treated everyone the same and after church one day failed to give the bishop the respect he felt his station deserved.

Track 2: Story about Mr Boucher who found a footprint and sent for the police from Castletown (the story is unfinished as the recording ends abruptly).

Administration / Biographical History: This recording was made for the Manx Folk Life Survey. The sound quality of the original recording is poor and at the wrong speed. The digital copy of the sound recording has been slowed down by Manx National Heritage to aid listening.

Language: English

Extent: 4 min. 19 sec.

Item name: magnetic tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0075

Access conditions: All reasonable attempt has been made by Manx National Heritage to trace and request permission (where needed) from the copyright holder(s) in this sound recording. If however you think you are a rights holder then please contact Manx National Heritage.

Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHManxFolkLifeSurvey


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