Ernie Whear, Helston
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Ernie Whear in conversation with Ted Gundry, sharing memories of his childhood and adult life in Helston including: chapel and sunday school, hymn singing and tea treats, cricket club, the town band, Flora Day, the early days of the hospital and the fire that destroyed Jory's and Haynes' Garages. He recounts working for Trounson's grocery, his involvement with the Gooseberry Fair, and an incident in which lions escaped from the circus.He recalls being called up for war service from the Territorial Army, meeting his wife while stationed in Plymouth and returning from overseas service to see his four year old son for the first time. He also remembers his return to Helston after the war and how he came to work at Oliver's furniture shop until his retirement.
CitationTed Gundry, “Ernie Whear, Helston,” cornishmemory.com, accessed August 17, 2017, http://cornishmemory.com/item/GUN_CD_013.
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