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1497, TA/14
Talking About Technology

Speaker: Gulley, David, 1939 - , Interviewee, Male, Farrier; Army, farrier;
Speaker: Young, G, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls early life in Plymouth, Devon and interest in farming and animals. Mentions wanting to become a farrier and how he was discouraged by the Youth Employment Exchange because of increasing mechanization. Recalls apprenticeship to general engineering firm, length of apprenticeship and day release. Details National Service, including posting to Royal Army Vetinary Corps (RAVC) at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire and retraining as a farrier. Describes work of RAVC, posting to Germany, using field forge and basic tools. Details further career in army and eventually setting up a forge at Great Dalby and doing 'hot shoeing'. Describes move to Thorpe Satchville, his workshop, apprentices and training of farriers. Details mobile workshop and how materials have changed. Mentions therapeutic work to horse feet. Reflects on life and career as a farrier.
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devon
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Great Dalby, Thorpe Satchville,
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 15/9/2001
Playing time: 1 hr 13 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: Bournemouth University
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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