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Document Details


Title: Millie Curtis
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Millie Curtis moved to Simonsbath as a child, when her father became a shepherd on the Fortescue estate. Her mother had a hard life; three children close together and then twins when Millie was 16. She used to cut up logs with the cross saw, milk the Galloway and wash the nappies in the stream. She also took in washing, walking over the fields to collect it. Millie spent a lot of time looking after the babies for her.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Curtis, Millie, 1932-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1932
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Storekeeper
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 1998
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: OHI0033875-37167