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Interview with Harry Stowell of Glen Roy Laxey about roads and rural life in the Isle of Man

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Date(s): 1960s, 1970s

Creator(s): unknown maker

Scope & Content: Interviewer gives Harry a list of words to read out which, he explains, is just to hear his pronunciation.

Harry Stowell talks about how he did not have much schooling; poor eyesight as a boy and the treatment he received; concrete posts, especially on the mountain; how all the concrete posts on the island at that time were made at Glen Roy and Riversdale; how The Veranda got its name; invention and design of cattle grids on the island; his work for the Common Land Board; Burma Road in 1946 built during the Second World War as a direct route to the airfield at Andreas; design on cattle grids; story of someone who died in a house fire; trip to the Calf of Man when Mrs Faragher farmed there; aliens (internees) cutting peat up the mountain during the Second World War when Mr Stowell was one of the men who supervised them.

Language: English

Extent: 46 min. 0 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0321

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