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Interview with Mrs Corkish about her childhood at Bridge cottage, Cranstal

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Date(s): not before 1995 or after 2021

Creator(s): Cotton, Gerry

Scope & Content: Recording starts mid-sentence. Mrs Corkish talks about starting school aged 3; hair; food including herring purchased from carts from Peel in August and cooking and preservation methods; fuel and equipment in cottage; her grandparents and how the house and furniture was in their time including cockloft used by children and the extension added after a neighbouring cottage caught fire; table used by her grandmother; coal carts (stiff carts) from Ramsey; washing-up, laundry and bathing; earth closet down the garden; photograph of the 'binks' (water containers); fetching water from the well across the fields; kitchen dresser; Quark's joiner's shop in village; tradesmen who visited; growing vegetables; family members including Eddie; how the east wind brought smoke from the factories in the UK; thatching methods, tools and materials in grandfather's time and modern thatching methods; houses and families in the area; use of gorse on fires; Cottier and Farrant families.

Language: English

Extent: 42 min. 43 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0154

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Subject tags : #UOSH


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