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Document Details


Title: Jim Collins
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Jim Collins was 16 when he went into the navy. He retired 25 years later, a Lt-Cdr, having spent 19 of those years in ships, including running Russian convoys in the war. He then became the first Exmoor warden, appointed by Somerset County Council, and spent another 25 years with the National Park. One of the first things he did was open up and waymark 700 miles of bridleways. By 1974 he had 12 men under him, working from his home at Cutcombe. Then the new park authority established itself in Dulverton and his role changed.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Collins, Jim, 1922-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1922
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 79
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: OHI0033871-37163