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1488, TA/05/255
Talking About Technology Collection

Speaker: Goodson, Geoffrey, 1942 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Robinson, A, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Gives brief details of background, education and work. Recalls memories of harvesting in 1946 / 1947, the farm he was brought up on and preserving changes to farming. Mentions decisions for going into agricultural industry, liquid fertilizer firm then general chemicals firm. Talks about sugar beet. Gives details of how many people worked on farm from 1940s and number of families supported, from 1990 just him but also working on Chemical job until 1997. Details what he does on farm, changes in production, changes in fertilizers and use of own seeds. Mentions Oil seed rape, genetic modification and work verifying standards of crops.
Place of birth:
Education: Wye College (University of London)
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place:
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 29/5/2001
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: Bournemouth University
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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