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Document Details


Title: Maurice Chidgey
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Maurice Chidgey was brought up in Williton. His mother worked in a munitions factory in the war, coming home every other weekend. At school they had some scary moments, diving under their desks when they heard German planes being chased back across the channel. He was always reading, and keen on English and grammar, and became an apprentice compositor at the West Somerset Free Press when he was 15.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Chidgey, Maurice, 1933-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1933
Speaker place of birth: Watchett, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Printer
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 1999
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: OHI0033869-37161