Speaker: Hiffe, Richard, 1932 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Civil Engineer
Speaker: Fletcher, A., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Interview of lifelong natural history enthusiast. Joined London Natural History Society (LNHS) briefly after working in London. Returned to Leicestershire and became interested in fungi and joined Leicestershire Fungi Study Group (LFSG) in 1979 when it was first formed, and later became chairman. After being made redundant he took an Open University (OU) course on microbiology and embraced natural history fully. Joined Market Bosworth Natural History Society (MBNHS) and the British Micrological Society (BMS). Describes how Leicestershire Museum Service assisted the LFSG and provided meeting rooms. Notes the presence of professionals in the group, including Tom Hering, gave the LFSG respectibility. Lists the achievements of the LFSG. Finishes the interview by detailing his favourite natural history books and fears for the erosion of the local environment.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: , Children: None
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Recording Date: 21/9/2007
Playing time: 47 mins, 38 secs
Access Restrictions: Full Consent Item Copyright: LCC
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