Rickling Rat and Sparrow Club
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Level: Sub-Fonds
Scope and Content:
Speakers: Eric Wright; Vic Gray.

Synopsis of tape: Interview with Eric Wright, born Rickling 1924; father, farm bailiff at Rickling Hall; activities of the Rat and Sparrow Club, formed to control vermin on farms before the war; methods of trapping and shooting rats, sparrows and rooks; payment for tails and heads; birds as food; annual club party; mystery of old house in village, since demolished, which housed the 'Rovers' - deprived boys from Durham; description of village life; strong and influential personalities.

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Dates of Creation:
15 June 1991
32 minutes
Creator Name:
Essex Record Office (Vic Gray)
Custodial History:
Previously catalogued as SA 13/718/1.
Copyright: ERO
Originals Location:
Essex Sound and Video Archive

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Agriculture Rickling Rat and Sparrow Club, 1991
Document Types Sound recording Rickling Rat and Sparrow Club, 1991