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Document Details


Title: Tom Rook
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Tom Rook's parents ran the Ship Inn in Porlock, until 1942 when his mother let it out. He joined James Phillips and Sons a few years later. At that time they were auctioneers, estate agents and corn merchants, with mills at Minehead and Bridgetown. He wanted to become an auctioneer and studied for his professional exams by correspondence course. He became a partner in the early 50s, staying with them as the company evolved. Semi-retired now, he still does a certain amount of work for the firm.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rook, Tom, 1928-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1928
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker occupation: Auctioneer
Age at speaking: 68
Document date: 1996
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: OHI0033919-37211