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The National Forest’s LANDshapes project interview with Betty Appleby

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LANt017 Betty 'Apple' Appleby
LANDshapes Oral History interview summary

Right back where she began in Barton-Under-Needwood, 'Bartonian' Betty 'Apple' Appleby gives Oral Historian Roger Kitchen and LANDshapes Community Officer Lucy Ashworth a grounding in chicken genetics during their discussion in her kitchen. "It took me two or three years to get a good muff" recalls Apple. Learn to tell the difference between your Transylvanian Naked Necks and your Faverolles, and meet Sally - the house chicken. 87 year old Apple summons up Kathy, her cake swapping friend, and recalls how "both sides of this road was oak trees, elm ..... it was pitch black in the winter and there was no tarmac", and in the end, nature lover Apple wants her ashes to be scattered in the fields where she walked as a child.

Interviewer: Roger Kitchen.
Interview Date: 02/03/2005
Landshape Zone: Needwood
Parish: Barton-under-Needwood
Location: Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire,
Date of birth: 1918
Location of Original: Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt017

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