England 93

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 86

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/05/1926

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bramford Tye (close to Bramford, near Ipswich, Suffolk)

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: white

OCCUPATION: retired market gardener

EDUCATION: elementary

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject has always lived within 20 miles of his place of birth. He grew up in Sproughton.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Trevor Lockwood

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/10/2012

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born at Bramford Tye, which is quite a distance out of the village of Bramford, in 1926. I had a sister who was born in 1921. She was born in the same place. And, err, later on we moved from Bramford Tye to another location, err, on the Bramford Road on the way to Ipswich. We were there for two or three years, and then we moved to the village of Sproughton, where I spent most of my childhood because I was 6 when we moved there. That was in 1932, of course, if your arithmetic is good [cough], and there I lived in Sproughton until I joined the army.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Trevor Lockwood

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/10/2012

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DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY:

This is an example of soft-spoken Suffolk, typical of people living in small towns or rural areas.

COMMENTARY BY: Trevor Lockwood

DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/10/2012

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