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Audio interviews - Dennis Cairns

Click on the play buttons to‚ÄČ listen to Dennis - a local historian - talking about the local Rag and Bone Man and the development of the jet engine at Bankfield Shed.

Memories of the common lodging house in Lower Butts. (1min 28sec)

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The pinfold and mortuary. Recalls long-drop toilets. (2mins 42sec) 

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The rag and bone man. (57sec)

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How Rolls Royce tested their early jet engines. (1min 14sec)

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Recollections and history of Walmsgate. (1min 6sec) 

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Download a diagram of a long-drop toilet here.