Animal health

A Veterinary Life (1964-2013)

Roger gives an insight into the life of a Norfolk vet, caring for animals on the marshes. He talks about the characters and way of life in this unique area. I was born and bred in Norfolk, Downham Market, as the youngest child of four, at the beginning of the war in 1940. I went […]

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Ranger, farmer and knackerman (1970s- 2018)

After leaving school Edgar went to work for the family business which was farming and knackering, he worked all over East Anglia. I started working when I was fourteen and a half straight from secondary school, with my father in the family business which is farming and knackering. I got to work all over East […]

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Rural veterinary practice – a life of change (1970s – 2018)

Mike is the senior partner for the Three Rivers Veterinary Group in Beccles. Mike was born in 1951 on a farm in Upwell, Cambridgeshire in the Fens. My father was from Manchester and he’d moved down to Upwell in Cambridgeshire to work in a family business called Harry Wood Ltd. This was primarily a fruit […]

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The Norfolk animal health officer (1954 -1996)

Eddie’s childhood was spent in the Marshes. He was born during the war, in April 1941, at home in Bradwell. His father was in the fire service so he was often out and about and not at home much but Eddie had a happy childhood. Bradwell was a very rural area in those days compared […]

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