Title:
Take a Place Like Halstead and Recollections of Brigadier Vaizey
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
MISCELLANEOUS TAPES
Scope and Content:
Recordings about the Halstead area.

Track 1) Part of BBC Radio 4 programme, 'Take A Place Like... Halstead'. Begins with discussion about local accents; an interview with a member of the Portway family, manufacturers of tortoise stoves [00:58]; an interview with a saddler who originally came to Halstead (High Garrett) as a German prisoner of war [03:50]; and a discussion about the Courtauld family's style of patronage and impact on the town [07:35]. Presented by Stanley Ellis, John Grundy, and Dr Juliet Barker; produced by Geoff Sargieson. Originally broadcast on 23 July 1989. Total 12 mins 52 secs.

Track 2) Recollections of Brigadier John Theodore de Horne Vaizey (1899-1982). Talk given by Brigadier Vaizey to Tilbury-Juxta-Clare parish council meeting, 23 May 1978. Includes recollections of childhood at Tilbury Hall; agriculture; charitable work done by his mother; education, health and health care in the village; agricultural workers' strike at Ridgewell in 1914; outbreak of the First World War; and moving out of Tilbury Hall in 1919. The recording begins partway through the talk. Total 14 mins 10 secs. Listen to clips above.
Dates of Creation:
23 May 1978-23 July 1989
Extent:
27 minutes
Archivist Note:
Edited by SJM.
Custodial History:
Both recordings were on one side of the original cassette received from the depositor. The 'Take a Place Like...' broadcast date was taken from the Radio Times, http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/d4a9762b7f3c4c4192db13930e5a4ba0
Copyright:
Track 1: Copyright BBC
Track 2: Copyright Essex Sound and Video Archive
Physical Characteristics:
Audio CD
Related Unit of Description:
There is a transcript of Brigadier Vaizey's talk.
Dates of Description:
Edited 22 April 2015.

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Agriculture RECOLLECTIONS OF BRIGADIER VAIZEY, 1978
Subjects Education Recollections of Brigadier Vaizey
Subjects First World War RECOLLECTIONS OF BRIGADIER VAIZEY, 1978
Subjects First World War RECOLLECTIONS OF BRIGADIER VAIZEY, 1978
Personal Names Courtauld Take a Place Like Halstead
Personal Names Brigadier
John Theodore de Horne
Vaizey
Recollections of Brigadier Vaizey, 1978
Place Names Halstead Take a Place Like Halstead
Place Names Tilbury-juxta-Clare Recollections of Brigadier Vaizey, 1978
Document Types Sound recording RECOLLECTIONS OF BRIGADIER VAIZEY, 1978