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The National Forest’s LANDshapes project interview with John Hodgetts

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LANt014 John Hodgetts
LANDshapes Oral History interview summary

Hear about how "the love of a woman" brought John Hodgetts to the farm near Yoxall he has carefully nurtured through many changes. From changes in consumer demand to foot and mouth disease, life has certainly required a flexible and innovative attitude from John and his wife. Those who suffered in the 1999/2000 outbreak will empathise with John as he recalls how close they came to 'loosing everything' during the 1970/71 outbreak. John's closeness to his land becomes apparent as he tells us about his ability to 'read the weather', which he describes as having evolved intuitively over a period of years, he discusses changes in weather patterns remembering in particular the severe weather of 1962/3.

Interviewer: Roger Kitchen.
Interview Date: 01/03/2005
Landshape Zone: Needwood
Parish: Yoxall
Location: Yoxall, Staffordshire,
Date of birth: 1936
Location of Original: Originals held with The National Forest Company.
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