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Document Details


Title: Hope Bourne
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Hope Bourne talked for the archive sitting in the shade of a hedge on Withypool Common, looking across to Ferny Ball. She lived in a remote caravan there, above the river Barle, for over 20 years. Getting up at 5am she'd do the farmer's stock, write her journal, and then go for a 20 mile walk with her sketch pad, mapless, guided by an inner compass.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bourne, Hope, 1920-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker place of birth: Devon, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Farmer; Journalist; Writer
Age at speaking: 81
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: OHI0033866-37158