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Document Details


Title: Joan Smith
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Joan Smith's father came to Glenthorne as chauffeur/handyman to Miss Halliday when she was nine. They moved to Porlock a few years later. She went to Countisbury school, climbing up through heather higher than her, clutching at tussocks, and running and jumping on the way back, carried by the wind. The milkman, walking down through the trees in the morning light, was a knight in shining armour. Miss Halliday befriended her, inviting her to tea and telling her about the house and its furniture.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Smith, Joan, 1918-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1918
Speaker place of birth: Somerset, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Teacher
Age at speaking: 83
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: OHI0033922-37214