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Morris Pottinger

There was an element of community

Born: 1929

Duration: 18m 53s

Type: Audio

Filesize: 17Mb

Recorded: 24 February 2018


About this recording

In this interview, Morris Pottinger continues to reflect upon his early years in farming, talking about the element of community life and how businesses such as the miller and the blacksmith supported farming life. He recalls the irreversible changes that have taken place over the years, resulting in a decline in the number of people now being employed in the farming industry. He recalls a lesson he learned about ‘bragging’ about getting the harvest in. He also talks about the changes that have taken place in terms of the farming community, with the closure of local schools and the local Post Offices.


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