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2329, NH/05
Natural Heroes

Speaker: Gamble, Peter, 1927 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Laboratory Technician
Speaker: Hyde, C., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes how his childhood in rural Leicestershire influenced his love of natural history, especially birds. Became a tutor at Workers Education Association (WEA). Member of Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society. Comments on the environment and changes to various natural habitats in the East Midlands particularly Budden Wood, Quorn including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Notes his membership of the Green Party and involvement with the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE). Chronicles a number of surveys conducted by Loughborough Naturalists' Club and difficulties of organising committees interested in natural history. Details types of records he has kept in his home for reference. Brief mention Biodiversity Conservation Award, 2005.
Place of birth: Quorn
Education: Secondary
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Loughborough
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

Recording Date: 30/7/2007
Playing time: 1 hr 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Consent Item Copyright: LCC
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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