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About this interview
Friends Feeling 'badly', childhood experiences and how children are brought up today are discussed by a group in Belper.

Mary Smedley, John Hitchcock, Stephanie Hitchcock, David Williams,

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Relationship of interviewees: Married couple plus friend, and one other not acquainted

Where: Belper, Derbyshire

Language of interview: English
About this interview
Voice clip 1
The group talk about how they'd describe feeling unwell. David and Mary find out they have regional differences - "Ee were badly" as opposed to "Ay were badly".

Voice clip 2
David describes a playground ball game, "hot rice" - with a tremendous punchline!

More clips from this interview

John Hitchcock, Retired
A young man's excitement at getting his first suit from the local outfitter's shop in Belper.

David Williams, Foreign language teacher
Does a "posh" accent make you sound more educated, and make people think more of you? It's one of David's bug-bears.
Interview's notes

Long description of interview: All are aged 50-60, with an opinion about the strength of the Derbyshire accent. Three of them knew one other, the fourth had not previously met the other three, but integrated well. All are passionate about being from Derbyshire. Reminiscing really got them going.

Recorded by: Marsha Ramroop, Radio Derby

Date of interview: 2004/11/24



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