Roy Savage

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Roy Savage

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Roy was the 11th of 13 children. After leaving school he initially went into the 'boot trade', and then worked on an orchard in Redwood Valley. He was a buyer for Bairds fruit and produce for thirty years. He married in 1931

During the Second World War he was in the Home Defence Unit at the Nelson Aerodrome and recalls the Wilkes Shell Incident (the accidental shelling of the Wilkes yard in Richmond).

Points of Interest

  1. Richmond School Vegetable Gardens
  2. Fishing for 'Frost Fish' at Rabbit Island
  3. Wilkes Shell Incident
  4. Orchard work - methods of spraying, Bordeaux and Lime Sulphur mixes
  5. Harry Atmore  - 'The Communist'
  6. Walter Hammond - Bringing Friesians to the area to improve milk production
  7. Croucher's Flour Mills/Phoenix Flour Mills

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:      January 1984
  • Interviewer:               David Runnacles
  • Length of Transcript:  15 pages

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