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Document Details


Title: Tom Troake
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Tom Troake spent his early years in a vicarage near Cullompton, where his parents worked for the curate. He was 12 when they came to Dulverton, to the Northmoor estate. They moved to Brushford six years later. An only child, music was his passion. He learnt the organ when he was six, and was still a teenager when he started playing for Brushford and Dulverton churches, whatever denomination. He says they were all the same.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2000 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Troake, Tom, 1920-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker place of birth: Devon, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker occupation: Clerk; Musician
Age at speaking: 80
Document date: 2000
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: OHI0033925-37217