Joe Corrin

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  • Interview with Mr Joe Corrin

    Mr Joe Corrin, born 1920, is interviewed by David Callister and the following topics emerge:

    Early school days
    Catching and selling rabbits
    Herring and salted mutton
    Working on a dairy farm
    Joining the Royal Navy
    The General Depression and farming subsidies
    WWII rationing and the Black Market
    Killing pigs and slaughterhouses
    Demobbed
    Working for Bride Sand & Gravel works
    Lease on Ballakesh farm in Bride
    First Fordson Major tractor in the Isle of Man Combine harvesters and binders
    Growing oats for Quick Quaker oats
    Retirement and opening shop in Ramsey


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