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Document Details


Title: Ken Baker
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Ken Baker was a boy at the time of World War 1 and remembers horses training on Winsford Hill. Soldiers rode through the village blowing their trumpets and Mr Dicker, the schoolmaster, read the war news to them every morning. With his father away in the Royal Engineers, he learnt to milk a cow, crying because the bucket was too heavy.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Baker, Ken, 1907-2003
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1907
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Butler; Chauffeur; Gardener; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 94
Document date: 2001
Locations discussed: England; Europe; Somerset, England; United Kingdom
Topics discussed - ASP terms: England; Europe; Exmoor (England)--Biography; Exmoor (England)--History; Moors (Wetlands)--England; Oral history; Somerset, England; United Kingdom
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0033860-37152