Speaker: Smith, Rosalind, 1958 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Farmer
Speaker: Hyde, C., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes early life in the West Midlands before moving to Leicestershire as a nanny and meeting husband who was a falconer. Joined the British Falconry Club (BFC) and this stimulated more interest in natural history. Husband's parents owned Shenton Estate and moved to North Farm. Mentions the working of the farm and how it was affected by the downturn in government subsidies, foot and mouth disease and BSE. Describes how the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) was then applied to te farm. Joined Market Bosworth Natural History Society (MBNHS) and became interested in other aspects of natural history. Mentions that she has conducted studies for MBNHS on wildflowers. Now uses the farm for walks for groups interested in wildlife, the occassional pheasant or partridge shoot, whilst recording data into MapMate, and for Holly Hayes.
Place of birth: Dudley
Marital Status: Married, Children: Yes
Father's Occupation: Countryside Warden
Location: County: Leicestershire
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Recording Date: 13/3/2008
Playing time: 1 hr, 8 mins, 44 secs
Access Restrictions: Full Consent Item Copyright: LCC
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