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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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