Memories of Astley

 

Taken from "I Remember Bare Bottoms and Stinging Nettles", Susan Moore

 

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Rene Parkes (nee Marshall), page 24. Big Open Fire, School Caretaker - Click here to download the transcript

Ernie Marshall (known as Pip), page 26. Ruler on the Knuckles, Skegness School Trip - Click here to download the transcript

Mollie Knight (nee Towers), page 27. Gamekeepers Gibbett, Boring Clothes - Click here to download the transcript

 

Taken from "My Farming Life"

 

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Adrian Norgrove, b1944, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield - Click here to download the transcript

Adrian describes his childhood interest in farming and wildlife; college training in agriculture and engineering; and a career on the Arbury estate. He recalls some of the developments and achievements, and reflects on the changes he has seen on the estate.