Wenhaston Archive Project

Jimmy Napthine talks to Arthur Musk for the Wenhaston Archive.

Jimmy Napthine
Name of Interviewee(s) Jimmy Napthine
Interviewed By: Arthur Musk
Date of Recording 8th November 2008
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Recording length 21 mins 19 secs
Description of Recording Aged 96 when this recording was made in 2008 Jimmy talks to Arthur Musk about farming, thatching, his work with farm horses and his long life in Wenhaston.
Subjects Covered
01 min 00 sec Looking at photo of farm land, farm workers and machinery.
01 min 50 sec Thomas Napthine thatcher
02 min 00 sec Old hump back bridge with village postman
03 min 00 sec Church bells
04 min 00 sec About other family members (brothers and sisters)
04 min 50 sec Photo from church tower over Compass Pub
05 min 00 sec Work history Wenhaston Old Hall
06 min 00 sec Henham Estate, Brooke Farm, Moor Farm, Desborough’s farm.
08 min 00 sec On being a horseman
10 min 00 sec On thatching stacks learning from his uncle
10 min 50 sec Making and selling faggots
11 min 50 sec Entertainment in the village
12 min 00 sec Jimmy’s children
12 min 50 sec Upbringing, rabbiting and football
14 min 50 sec Marriages
15 min 00 sec War memories (WW2), airfields
16 min 50 sec Remembering village characters and poachers
17 min 00 sec Snooker
17 min 50 sec On having a motorbike, driving tests and driving a car
19 min 00 sec Wenhaston School choir (Jimmy’s daughter recalls girls in the photo)