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BILL REDMOND

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Bill Redmond from Mountmellick spoke about his profession of cleaning and preparing locally cut timber. His great knowledge of local history revealed many historical stories. The memories went on to cover his father and his work as a labourer for one of the local estate owners. In part two of the recording, Bill  relates to one of Mountmellick’s greatest characters, whose ability to lift enormous weights, both in the workplace and in sport, made great material for recording. It reveals how all heavy weights were manhandled in the old days and reveals the great mental and physical strength of the workers of those days.

Keywords: lumberjack, local history, labourer, weight lifting,

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Description

Bill Redmond from Mountmellick spoke about his profession of cleaning and preparing locally cut timber. His great knowledge of local history revealed many historical stories. The memories went on to cover his father and his work as a labourer for one of the local estate owners. In part two of the recording, Bill  relates to one of Mountmellick’s greatest characters, whose ability to lift enormous weights, both in the workplace and in sport, made great material for recording. It reveals how all heavy weights were manhandled in the old days and reveals the great mental and physical strength of the workers of those days.

Keywords: lumberjack, local history, labourer, weight lifting,

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Laois – Offaly series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

47.15 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDLSOF-46

Subject:

A Sawmill Worker

Recorded by:

Padraig Scully

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