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Document Details


Title: Gwen Burnell
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Gwen Burnell is one of those rare things, somebody who has lived in Wootton Courtenay all her life. Her parents farmed at Fairgarden and she worked with her father after she left school. She loves farming, and hunting, and dogs, and has always been an outdoor person. She rode the same pony to the opening meet for 17 years. She stayed on the farm as a land girl during the war, when they had three evacuee children, and met her husband at a benefit dance in Exford.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Burnell, Gwen, 1920-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Farmer
Age at speaking: 82
Document date: 2002
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: OHI0033867-37159