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Eye Witness Accounts

This section contains reports and interviews by visitors to Britain based on particular events they observed or activities they took part in connected to the countryside. They give a sense of reality and an individual voice not found in figures or the standard generalised accounts in books. They also give an indication of the variety of activities found in the countryside - much wider perhaps than at first imagined.

All the accounts were taped and have been transcribed here with some of the interviewers prompts.

If you have an eye witness account yourself of something connected to the countryside in Britain - why not write it up and send it as an entry to our competition.


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