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GUTSELL, Peter Fordyce interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 8
Identifier: H0126


This interview is a topic based interview about the 1984 flood and was recorded following the 25th anniversary of the flood. In this interview Peter looks at his occupation as a bricklayer i.e. training and employers before coming self-employed. He talks of his involvement with the Fire Brigade, the 1984 flood and contributing factors to this, damage caused and the role he played during this time; and the aftermath clean up. Through these recollections Peter tells many stories and refers to local identities. He also touches on the 1987 flood which was almost as bad but explains they were able to use strategies learnt from the 1984 flood.


  • 2009


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