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graham and winnie's story

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Graham Hoare - aged 77 when the photograph was taken - was born in Tatworth in 1926. His father worked for the gas board and his grandfather was a gunsmith.

We used to catch eels, we did this before the war. I poached the reservoir, very much so. Worm on a hook, put the lines out late in the evening and go down early in the morning. If you got caught you got a good hiding."

"We had ferrets. We chased everything that had fur or feather on it."

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