Kawartha Lakes Public Library Digital Archive
Tape # 1: George Avery and Walter Chidley, Mariposa township
Description
Side A
Media Type
Audio
Genealogical Resource
Item Type
Audiocassettes
Description
Doug Tangney interviews George Avery and Walter Chidley about life in Little Britain and Mariposa township.

Subjects include where they were born and raised, farming the land, education, hockey and skating, development of Little Britain, the railway, Lindsay fair, the first car, fire in Little Britain, “The Farmer’s Sun” newspaper, and how they feel farming has changed from the past to the present (when the tape was made). Walter Chidley is heard to say about farming “You want a strong back and a weak mind…”.

Side A: 31 minutes
Side B: 7 minutes
Date of Original
1977
Date Of Event
1977
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
George Avery, Walter Chidley, Doug Tangney
Collection
From the Heartland Nineteenth Century Buildings of Victoria County
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.28342 Longitude: -78.86628
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.30012 Longitude: -78.86628
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original
Victoria County Oral History Project on cassette tape.
Tape # 1
Contact
Kawartha Lakes Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
190 Kent St W.
Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6
(705) 324-5632
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Tape # 1: George Avery and Walter Chidley, Mariposa township


Doug Tangney interviews George Avery and Walter Chidley about life in Little Britain and Mariposa township.

Subjects include where they were born and raised, farming the land, education, hockey and skating, development of Little Britain, the railway, Lindsay fair, the first car, fire in Little Britain, “The Farmer’s Sun” newspaper, and how they feel farming has changed from the past to the present (when the tape was made). Walter Chidley is heard to say about farming “You want a strong back and a weak mind…”.

Side A: 31 minutes
Side B: 7 minutes