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2332, NH/08
Natural Heroes

Speaker: Wright, John, 1971 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Builder
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Spent early years watching birds at Wanlip, Watermead. Mentions sending fossils to New Walk Museum and member of Young Ornithologists Club (YOC) and Leicester Young Birdwatchers Club (LYBC). Teacher was bird ringer and encouraged natural history. Worked as builder whilst travelling to visit birds around the world briefly talks about Australia, South East Asia; Vietnam, Thailand. Gives account of Crane migration in China. Draws and paints. Illustrated Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust Reserves interpretation boards. Worked on Osprey project at Egelton, summarises involvement and migration. Mentions Scraptoft and Oakham, Rutland but Hamilton walks now built on. Member of Rutland Natual History Society. Speaks of meeting David Attenborough, Lars Johnson and Brian Eversham. Interests now include moths, gulls, goshawks and any migration. Concerned for humans versus wildlife; deforestation and pollution. Detailed account of trip to Malaysian Taman Nagara rain forest.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Brooksby Agricultural College - farm estate maintenance
Marital Status: Co-habitee, Children: No
Father's Occupation: Plant hire / gardener
Mother's Occupation: Plant hire
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place:
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

Recording Date: 5/9/2007
Playing time: 1 hr 42 mins 23 secs
Access Restrictions: Full Consent Item Copyright: LCC
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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