LANt004 Tim Adkin
LANDshapes Oral History interview summary
Listen as British Trust for Conservation Volunteers area manager
Tim takes you to a place that "they always claimed was the
smallest parish in England" and explains how he learned about
forestry and old fashioned threshing machines as a young lad growing
up in Charnwood. No wonder then, that after of a stint in the Air
Force Tim decided that he wanted a job in conservation..."I
just didn't have any choice, it was in the blood". Wholeheartedly
supporting good conservation management Tim conveys a sense of excitement
at the possibilities for the future of the Forest, you might come
away from this recording looking for links to a 'coppice craft'
workshop or setting off to discover why a field might have been
named 'The Stew'. Fancy some pottery made by a Monk - then perhaps
you might set off for a visit to Mount St Bernard's Abbey, "still
the same" as Tim remembers from childhood visits - "still
excellent farmers, still excellent farm managers, it's almost kept
Interviewer: Roger Kitchen.
Interview date: 09/02/2005
Landshape Zone: Charnwood
Parish: Thurcaston and Cropston
Location: Thurcaston, Leicestershire,
Date of birth: 1954
Location of Original: The National Forest Company.