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

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Date(s): 1-3 June 1995

Creator(s): Manx National Heritage

Scope & Content: Visitors, including first-time visitors, veteran fans and bikers, talk to Kirsty Neate and Helen Dethridge about their experience of coming to the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races. There is the sound of motorbikes in the background.

Track 1: Interviews with Chris Jones from Manchester; Tim Whitwell from Stockport; visitor from Germany; Japanese visitor who came for a holiday and didn't know about the races; Christine Irving from Carlisle describes difficulty booking accommodation; interview with Jim Crossland from Surrey. Ends with Peter Hinds of Onchan, Isle of Man, whose his earliest memory of the TT was watching Bob McIntyre at Kepple Gate in 1958-60 and how his father was a doctor on duty on the course; John Murtagh from Douglas, Isle of Man, a fireman who provides fire cover at the Grandstand; and Patrick Rogers from the Isle of Man, his first memory of the TT watching Mike Hailwood at Laurel Bank.

Track 2: Interviews with North West 200 organiser from Castlerock, Northern Ireland; Ann Harper from Warrington; David Turner from Douglas who helps provide radio communications for the TT; biker from North Yorkshire; unnamed fan; biker from Halifax, Yorkshire; biker Thomas Young from County Durham and others; bikers from Nottingham.

Administration / Biographical History: Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races Oral History Project 1995

Language: English

Extent: 1 hr. 9 min. 20 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0074/11

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, #UOSHTT


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