Rita Shillabeer talks to Bob Harvey in Blackawton

Blackawton, Slapton, Strete, Start Bay

From : Ian Phillips for BASH

Rita Shillabeer talks to Bob Harvey of BASH as they walk around Clyston, the farm where she used to live as a girl.

The second interview is unedited, and lasts 108 minutes. In a fascinatingly wide ranging conversation she recalls local detail from the lie of the land and laying draininge to keeping German prisoners of war busy.

Sadly Rita Shillabeer passed away suddenly and unexpectedly not long after this recording was made.


This is one of a number of recordings made by Blackawton & Strete History (BASH) Group in 2010.

Put BASH in the Enter Search box (above right) to find more of them.

© Ian Phillips 2011


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