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Document Details


Title: John Edwards
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: He volunteered for the army and then went to agricultural college. Passionate about the farm, and passionate about Exmoor, he says we should realise how ignorant we are and learn more about what's under our feet. He is a county councillor, active within the National Farmers Union, and a long-serving member of the National Park Committee. He was appointed in 1972, before local government reorganisation, and says meetings even then were a bear garden. Tenacious, and committed to the farming community, he thrives on all the work. He and his wife Jackie, who runs the tourism side of the business, spend their evenings side by side at their computers.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Edwards, John, 1926-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1926
Speaker place of birth: Devon, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Farmer
Age at speaking: 75
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: OHI0033878-37170