The Disappearance of the Squire's Ham
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Dick Ruggles relates the story of the title, as told to him by his mother.
This recording comes from the collection The Life and Times of Dick Ruggles by Neil Lanham. This collection of videos was filmed in Toppesfield, North Essex, by Neil Lanham. The films show Dick Ruggles telling stories from his life, including tales of his time on the Atlantic Convoys and as a gardener to Lord Sainsbury. Ruggles speaks in a Sussex dialect and uses storytelling techniques typical of his geography and generation.
Neil Lanham recorded this collection between December 2004 and May 2005.
Further collections by Neil Lanham of traditional song, story, wisdom, history and cultural identity can be found at his Oral Traditions website.