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Document Details


Title: Jim Smale
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Jim Smale's parents moved to farm at North Molton when he was a boy. He boarded at West Buckland school, where the cane was frequently wielded, and got rough treatment from his mother when he was home. They had two maids living in, but the depression hit them hard. Even Lord Poltimore, their landlord, wore breeches which had been darned and darned again.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Smale, Jim, 1934-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1934
Speaker place of birth: Devon, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Farmer
Age at speaking: 67
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: OHI0033921-37213