Rosemary Cramp talks about the winter of 1947

Title

Rosemary Cramp talks about the winter of 1947

Subject

Winter of 1947

Description

Rosemary Cramp talks about her experience of the winter of 1947 living in the countryside

Creator

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Source

EMOHA

Publisher

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Date

1947

Rights

You may use this item in accordance with the licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Interviewer

Colin Hyde

Interviewee

Rosemary Cramp

Location

Leicestershire

Transcription

In the village we were cut off I remember for weeks, we had to pour the milk down the drains because we couldn’t get rid of the milk and in the end my father had a sledge built, a wooden sledge, harnessed it up to two horses and drove off madly to get supplies for the village. And it was only I think when they were halfway there and going down a hill that he remembered he hadn’t put in a break so he shouted to the men behind ‘we haven’t got a break get on, go on, hurry onto the back and put your feet over the edge.’ But like heroes they came back with food and supplies. That 1947 was something that does stick in everybody’s memory who lived at that time. Oh it was so deep you know, you couldn’t see the roads at all. It was really deep in a way that I’ve never seen snow since, and as I say things were cut off, really cut off. I can remember the decision to pour the milk down the drains and you know watching it being tipped out of the churns. I mean anybody who wanted in the village could come and get some but you lost all that milk.

Duration

1min 13sec

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