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Document Details


Title: Ken Oxenham
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Ken Oxenham comes from a seafaring family from Lynmouth. Brought up on sailing ships, he has lived and breathed the sea most of his life. He was 20, and in the merchant navy, when his ship was torpedoed in the South Atlantic. They were five days at sea before being rescued. Back at Lynmouth, he ran pleasure trips in the harbour, until his boats were destroyed in the 1952 flood. He helped with the relief work afterwards, in charge of stores.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Oxenham, Ken, 1922-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1922
Speaker place of birth: Devon, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Seaman
Age at speaking: 79
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: OHI0033906-37198