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Document Details


Title: Hilda Parham
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Hilda Parham was brought up in Minehead and Alcombe. Her father was a carpenter, staircases his speciality. She trained as a teacher and taught at Wellington, before marrying and moving to Dunster to help run the family stores. It was a time when people scrubbed their doorsteps weekly, made their own scouring powder and eggs were wrapped in newspaper. They patted two hundredweight of butter at a time and kept doe figs on the counter to tempt the customers.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Parham, Hilda, 1914-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1914
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Storekeeper; Teacher
Age at speaking: 88
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: OHI0033907-37199