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2335, NH/11
Natural Heroes

Speaker: Rixon, Roger, 1948 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Photographer
Speaker: Fletcher, A, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Interview with a professional photographer with a lifelong passion for natural history. Founder member of the Leicester Fungi Study Group (LFSG) in 1980 and still sits on the committee. Recorded the images initially with watercolours but has 50,000 photographs. Works on flowers and dragonflies particularly. Describes influences of personalities such as David Attenborough, David Bellamy and Bill Oddie. Details how habitats in Leicestershire are disappearing, especially around Wigston. Pursues the theme of personal enjoyment in photographing wildlife and the importance of local expertise in recording natural history.
Place of birth: Wigston
Education: Secondary
Marital Status: , Children: None
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

Recording Date: 3/8/2007
Playing time: 38 mins 17 secs
Access Restrictions: Full Consent Item Copyright: LCC
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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