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
Location: Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire,
Date of birth: 1918
Location of Original: Originals held with The National Forest Company.