Telford History

Dawley Spoken Word – Taters

In a kitchen at Stone Row, Hinkshay back in 1963 a conversation was taped, possibly surreptitiously, between Grandad Oakley and Uncle Ken Oakley.  The subject was taters (potatoes) and the art of growing them.

Listen to the recording Dawley Taters:

Stone Row was demolished in the following few years, but you can see a photo of Stone Row here.  On another local site, Richard Foxcrofts most excellent, if you scroll down the bottom to the contributions, you can read a little more about the Oakleys of Stone Row.

I’m indebted to Berry Oakley for letting me use this recording, and share it with you, although I must confess even with the aid of the Dawley Dictionary, I’m struggling with the detail!

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