St George

Family, Trooper’s Hill & Money in Brown Paper Bags.


In this episode, we meet Roberto and Marco, who run Giacomo & Sons Barber Shop on Church Road, which was set up by their father who migrated from Italy in 1966. Rob Acton-Campbell goes on to share the tragic story of author Elizabeth Emra, who wrote the popular book at the time “Scenes in our Parish”. Then we hear from Steve Britton, whose family have lived in the Crews Hole area of St George as far back as he can remember. Friends of Troopers Hill founders Susan and her husband Rob, discuss the importance of the green space for the local community, with ecologist Rupert Higgins adding more details about the importance of Troopers Hill for the wildlife and environment. Finally, we listen to memories of the blitz during WWII from a Mr Hedford, recorded in 1988.


Contributors: Alice Homewood, Sabine Groven and Richard Wheeler

Sound: Jake Gaule

Music: Wilfred de Salis

Graphic: Ruth Harris


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