Leslie Bell Oral History Interview Lower Bann Voices – Farming Families in Duneane, Rural Crafts and Crop Production – Audio and Analysis
This Lorry was purchased by Alex Bell in 1954 from the dealer TBF Thompson for the transportation of potatoes as a local agent and potato merchant. His son Lesley would inherit his haulage business and begin to grow his own potatoes on a second farm in Duneane.
This interview with Leslie Bell was recorded on the 29th of April 2022. The interviewer was Michael McConway, Heritage Project Assistant at TIDAL Toome, and the interview was conducted as part of the Lower Bann Voices Project.
Below is a commentary and analysis of the interview in the PDF format which you can scroll through to read about the rural crafts, farming and cultivation practices and family traditions discussed in the interview. This analysis compares the oral testimony to secondary material and historiography from historians and folklorists such as Jonathan Bell, Mervyn Watson and Emyr Estyn Evans.