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Document Details


Title: Stan Curtis
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Stan Curtis went to school at Exton and then Simonsbath, where Mrs Walker, the teacher, kept her cigarettes and lighter up the leg of her drawers. When he left school he worked for Honeymead and then the Fortescue estate, driving horses. He retired 42 years later, having kept a diary for every year. He thinks the world of the Fortescues. His father was a shepherd with the estate; his grandfather brushed the paths before Lord and Lady Fortescue rode round.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Curtis, Stan, 1927-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1927
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 71
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: OHI0033876-37168