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Interview with John Hawkins, 1984 March 27 [audio]
Hawkins describes his parents' background as well as his childhood growing up in the Flats, including entertainment and games, chores, local businesses, Christmas and Fourth of July traditions, typical dress, and his house.
Hawkins, John Victor
John Victor Hawkins (b. 1917) grew up in the Flats, owned by Bancroft, as well as in Wilmington. His father worked in the box factory at Hagley Yard.
Childhood and youth of a personGamesHousesReminiscing
there is a strange clicky sound present in the original recording as well as a brief voiceover in the last minute--was this recorded over another recording? ; tape flips at 46:11
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:30:27.
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