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Document Details


Title: Muriel Pearcey
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Muriel Pearcey, originally Miss Beck, taught at Countisbury school for over 40 years, first with her mother and then on her own. She was there until it closed. She thinks small schools are very valuable and was devoted to her 'scholars', many of whom still keep in touch. She was also devoted to the Halliday family, who owned the school, and deeply involved in the life of the community.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Pearcey, Muriel
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Teacher
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: OHI0033910-37202