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Document Details


Title: Alvina Irwin
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Alvina Irwin is the second of five children. She spent the first ten years of her life with her grandparents in Berrynarbor, keeping her grandmother company. She read books and poetry, went out with her grandmother on social calls, and hardly saw her own family. By the time she rejoined them, her father had swapped market gardening for farming and moved to Kentisbury. Adjusting wasn't easy.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Irwin, Alvina, 1918-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1918
Speaker place of birth: Devon, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Waitress
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 2002
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: OHI0033888-37180