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Document Details


Title: Leslie Delbridge
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Leslie Delbridge was brought up at Sandyway. The house was damp, the carpet a piece of sacking, and the veneer peeled off his mother's piano. He used to run the 3½ miles to Twitchen school, in spite of having had rheumatic fever. He loved rabbiting and spent hours in the river groping trout. His father was an alcoholic.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Delbridge, Leslie, 1915-2001
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker place of birth: Devon, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Agricultural engineer
Age at speaking: 86
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: OHI0033877-37169