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The National Forest’s LANDshapes project interview with Gordon Foddy

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LANt024 Gordon Foddy
LANDshapes Oral History interview summary

From New York to Palestine and back…but this New York is 'Forest style'! Meet Gordon Foddy who will take you egg collecting and 'clicking' and might question "En enny onya ot yersens?". Gordon will introduce you to the Melbourne Wakes - a local tradition that can still be experienced should you visit Melbourne in October, and the poltergeist of the Old Mill Pool. Find out about Ticknall's very own VC hero John Smith. These days Melbourne is a fairly idyllic 'country' village, but Gordon remembers a time when it sang to a different tune, listen to memories of shoe making, the Marlborough Engineering Factory (now a supermarket), and the swish of parachute silk! Changes have been many, not least of which is the fact that he no longer has to wash in a tin bath in front of the fire!

Interviewer: Roger Kitchen.
Interview Date: 15/03/2005
Landshape Zone: Melbourne Parklands
Parish: Melbourne
Location: Melbourne, Derbyshire,
Date of birth:13/06/1928
Location of Original: Originals held with The National Forest Company.
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