Southwold Railway Trust Archive of Wenhaston

Mick Bird talks to Arthur Musk for the Wenhaston Archive.

Mick Bird
Name of Interviewee(s) Mick Bird
Interviewed By: Arthur Musk
Date of Recording 21st October 2008
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Recording length 17 mins 40 secs
Description of Recording Micky Bird talks to Arthur Musk about his life farming in Wenhaston both with horses and later with tractors and combines.
Subjects Covered
00 min 00 sec Birth Certificate and family members
01 min 00 sec Schools In Wenhaston and Halesworth
01 min 03 sec Work after school with Leonard Freeman. Coal and corn distribution.
02 min 50 sec Work with his father with horses and cows. Marsh farming.
07 min 11 sec Father’s work as a horseman
09 min 20 sec First tractors and combines in use
10 min 08 sec Corn cutting around Wenhaston
11 min 35 sec Road clearing in Wenhaston
12 min 18 sec Corn stacking and introduction of combines
13 min 54 sec War memories
14 min 05 sec Stories from working life
15 min 20 sec Mother’s work
15 min 36 sec Entertainment
16 min 00 sec Working for John Brown