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dc.creatorChristopher Craig
dc.date2014-12-16
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-17T22:34:33Z
dc.date.available2020-10-17T22:34:33Z
dc.identifierDG42/2/1/1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12734/52313
dc.descriptionBiographical interview with David Todd (aged 86) who was brought up at Bridgend, Moniave. David begins by talking about his childhood as one of a family of nine. David's father died in 1934, from Tuberculosis, and he recalls that times were very tough for his mother. He left school at 14 and want to work on a farm. This work was hard, but he enjoyed it although his mother eventually took him out of that work because she thought it was bad for his health. He went to a better-paid job at the local saw mill before he went off to do his National Service. He was initially posted to Surrey, with the Scots Guards and later, after transferring from the 2nd Battalion to the 1st Battalion, he went out to Italy. This was his first time away from home. When the battalion returned to England he was stationed at Windsor. He was due to be involved with the trooping of the colours when the rain started and the parade was called off. This would have been the first post-war trooping and there was concern that the dye from the new red uniforms would run if they carried on. David returned to work at the Moniaive sawmill and then went into drystone dyking which he did for 60 years. He noted that his first commission was still standing so he thought he was fairly good at his craft. His wife, Sheila, whom he'd met playing badminton, reminded him that he did very well in competitions too. Towards the end of the interview, He speaks of his children and reflects that he might have thought more about security in his retirement when he was younger. He ends by saying that he liked to smoke a pipe and could smoke tobacco all day. His pipe came from McKay's shop in Penpont, where Sheila worked, and cost half a crown.
dc.format.extent31m25s
dc.subjectMaterial culture
dc.subjectTravel and transport
dc.subjectTales and anecdotes
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.subjectSport
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectPenpont
dc.subjectOral history
dc.subjectCustom and belief
dc.subjectAudio recordings
dc.subjectChildhood
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectFieldwork
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectNational service
dc.subjectArts and crafts
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectEthnology
dc.subjectMoniaive
dc.subjectShops and businesses
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectDrystone dyking
dc.subjectBiography
dc.subjectHistory
dc.titleDG42-2 Interviews of David Todd DIP
dc.typePhotograph
dc.typeAudio


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