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The National Forest’s LANDshapes project interview with Christine & Arthur Kennedy

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LANt012 Christine & Arthur Kennedy
LANDshapes Oral History interview summary

Christine & Arthur Kennedy reminisce about their memories of the Barton-under-Needwood area of The National Forest. From the first days when they moved to Barton from Birmingham, Christine tells us about the fun of the 'new' Pancake Race and the excitement of the age old 'Bonfire Night' celebrations. Recalling the "real, real Bartonians" who she has met and talked to since moving to Barton. "Miss Gilmour....first Lady to become a Parish Councillor... a formidable lady" Christine's enthusiasm for Barton is unmistakable as is Arthur's enthusiasm for the heritage of the area. Listen to Arthur and Christine relate the story of King Henry VII's visit to Needwood Forest and hear them talk about the improvements that they have witnessed in The National Forest in recent years.

Interviewer: Roger Kitchen.
Interview Date: 23/02/2005
Landshape Zone: Needwood
Parish: Barton-under-Needwood
Location: Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire,
Date of birth of Christine Kennedy: 1939
Location of Original: Originals held with The National Forest Company
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