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The Fernhurst Society

Oral history Project: text and audio excerpts


Transcripts from interviews

Click on the links below to read excerpts from some of the transcripts. Selected by Anthony Davies, these are additional to those used to produce the book “Voices of Fernhurst”. For reasons of space, only a small selection have been included on this website. Full transcripts of all interviews may be consulted at the Fernhurst Archives.


Audio excerpts

Listen to some extracts of interviews with long-established Fernhurst residents. Other sound extracts can be found alongside their transcripts via the links given above.

For reasons of space only a small selection from some of the recordings have been included on this website. The complete set of recordings may be consulted at the Fernhurst Archives and at the West Sussex Record Office.


Kathleen Wright & Violet Dibben (b. Kingsley Green) talk to Tony West & John Clark about keeping 'house' cows

Peggy Allen recalls the outside toilets in her childhood at Courts Farm

Colin Lambert worked for his father's carrier business around Fernhurst


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Oral History Project




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The Fernhurst Oral History Project was supported by the Local Heritage Initiative. The Local Heritage Initiative was developed by the Countryside Agency and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Nationwide Building Society.