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Gloucestershire echos Oxfordshire
In March 2004, Forest of Dean Community Radio (see http://www.fodradio.org) bought
together three Gloucestershire farmers and a rural charter surveyor to
consider the changes they'd seen in farming during their life times.
The programme called 'Farming Days' was presented by Mike
Manning, also a farmer, and it used exerts from the recordings
made by the AgriCultured Project. The programme showed many of
the experiences of Oxfordshire farmers were also shared by the farmers
Themes covered in Farming Days included: the decline in livestock
markets in Gloucestershire and their personal value; the reduction in
farm labour and social
contact; the size of farms; the foot and mouth outbreak of 2001;
and whether their childern will take up farming - or not. Exerts from
the interviews with Oxfordshire farmers Clive Hawes, David Orpwood and
Marilyn Ivings in summer 2002 are used in the programme.
Listen on-line to Farming Days (MP3
file, file size: 12.5 Mbytes, plays at 32 kbps,
suitable for telephone modems)
Programme duration: 55 minutes.
order of appearance: Presenter Mike
Manning farmer at Kerry's Barn, Upledon Farm, near Newtent,
Joe Hiram partner in Hamilton's Charter Surveyors, Maisemore near
Gloucester; Rob Keene farmer at Over Farm near Gloucester;
Martin Baber farmer at Oakle Court, Churcham, Gloucestershire.
Producer: Mike Manning
Forest of Dean Community Radio, used under licience. Recorded
at Forest of Dean Community Radio's studio in Newtent, Gloucestershire
on Tuesday 16 March 2004 and Broadcast on Forest of Dean Community
Radio on Friday 26 March 2004.
For further information: Mike
Manning, Kerry's Barn, Upledon, Newtent, Glos. GL18 1ED. Telephone:
01531 821 291
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