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Local History Sound Archives


The following links are recordings from various people relating to the history of the village.

Mrs Bourne at 103 Years of age - A recording made by Edward Gill in 1984, when he took Mrs Bourne out in his car from Market Drayton to visit Betton and Norton in Hales. This has been compiled from a cassette recording.

Mrs Bourne at 102 Years of age - A recording made by Edward Gill in 1983 whilst taking Mrs Bourne round the parish of Norton in Hales.

BBC Local Radio Recording - About Norton In Hales including interviews with several inhabitants

Edward Gill Interview - Edward Gill being interviewed on the radio about his experience as an evacuee in Norton.

A Gill Family Reunion - A Gill family reunion in Norton to mark the 60th anniversary of their wartime evacuation.

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79 years ago... Edward Gill

A few words from Edward Gill: "It is 79 years ago today – to the hour - since I, with my four brothers and two sisters with 50 other school children arrived at Norton in Hales as wartime evacuees from

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