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2480, TP/07
Taking Part

Speaker: Joey Newton, 1956 - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Hyde C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Part of a series of interviews about sport in the Melton area. He rides and organizes point-to-point races affiliated organizer to the Melton Hunt Club. Took over chairmanship of this Club in October 2007 from Nick Turner. Explains the history of point-to-point. Mentions the social and competitive aspects of the sport. It is a dangerous sport part of the attraction. It is an amateur sport, it is expensive and needs much training. The sport relies on volunteers. Is the field master for the Belvoir Hunt, began his own horse career in 1956.
Place of birth: Skillington
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Melton Mowbray
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Language: English

Recording Date: 26/2/2008
Playing time: 1h 09mins 38secs
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: LCC
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: Yes
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