LANt035 Glenna Newbold
LANDshapes Oral History interview summary
Did you know that New York and California are closer than you think?
Melbourne songbird Glenna Newbold explains "Everybody calls
it New York and you don't question it". Hear Glenna recall
her memories of Melbourne during the war, what it was like having
to take her gas mask to school and the time that bombs were dropped
on Melbourne. Join Glenna as she remembers long country walks with
her family to places such as Robin's Wood and hear about the winter
of 1947 " terrible snows, dreadful travelling conditions.
I would sometimes get home at quarter to nine at night, having finished
work about quarter past five". Learn about the Melbourne Opera
Company and listen as Glenna discusses Melbourne's history of market
gardening "...at one time there were between eighty and a hundred
market gardeners in Melbourne There are three now. It
would be in the 1950s that the decline started and some
of those market gardeners had been going for about a hundred years".
Describing changes she's witnessed in the area over the years Glenna
says "I think the major changes have been the amount of land
that used to be market gardening land, the demise of the market
gardeners and then that land developed . Lots of development
in Melbourne, which I know people need houses, but it was sad to
see those fields go". Discover why you can't go round Sir Henry's
Lane anymore and what are Snobs?
Interviewer: Roger Kitchen.
Interview Date: 20/04/2005
Landshape Zone: Melbourne Parklands
Location: Melbourne, Derbyshire,
Date of birth: 06/04/1930
Location of Original: Originals held with The National Forest Company.