LANt030 Norman Clark
LANDshapes Oral History interview summary
In this absorbing recording discover why an 8 year old Norman Clark
used to 'skive off' from school and how he came to work with German
prisoners of war in 1944. Listen as Norman talks of his days at
Calke Abbey (the third generation of his family to do so), his recollections
of the people and events which have shaped his memories and hear
about his first marital home that had 'No services whatsoever no
electricity, oil lamps' or even candles! Hear Norman tell the riveting
story of how the Ashby Show was held at Calke in 1965 'Now that
was when my life changed - it was a hectic 12 months .getting
ready for the show that was coming in '65 - a lot of activity'.
Find out about his 'magical' place at Calke 'I always enjoyed sitting
at the top of he park above the meadow piece .it is in the
top of the park, right on the edge where the medieval oaks start .to
be in Calke Park at night is magical' .and who was the intriguingly
named Agathis Pegg?
Interviewer: Roger Kitchen.
Interview Date: 30/03/2005
Landshape Zone: Melbourne Parklands
Location: Melbourne, Derbyshire,
Date of birth: 09/03/1932
Location of Original: Originals held with The National Forest Company