Martin Slinger-Stories of 5 Valleys

Stories from the 5 valleys- listen to Martin’s life as a farmer in Gloucestershire, he rejoices in a few stories from before he was born – largely in the Painswick/Pitchcombe locale.

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description time Play
1 a vicar & a nun – oooer misses 0:32
2 naked truth, a true story of nakedness. 0:37
3 a mucky story of two stick in the muds 1:03
4 did the earth move for these two? 0:50
5 Wartime decoy factories in Edge 0:34
6 WWII tanks at Edge 1:07
7 Animals that get stuck in trees 1:40
8 Smiths brothers & Forks’ Big Bags of Corn 1:17
9 Peg Leg & the threshing drum, a corny story 0:52
10 Threshing in the old days – pt 2 2:39
11 Threshing machine in narrow lanes 2:35
12 more threshing machines  3:24
13 Terry’s bail – poles apart. 0:43
14 When the new bailer comes, there are consequences 0:59
15 how to tie knots for bailing – by hand. 0:59
16 the Berkley Hunt – he should have said tally-ho 0:35
17 a bull gets its head stuck in a gate or two 1:02
18 a bull – tries its hand (?) as a lumberjack 0:47
19 a calf revived after days without water 1:01
20 Walking the bull 1:26
21 living with chickens in the bedroom 1:13
22 how a cat deals with the unwary fox 0:41
23 a new angle on where pheasants roost. 0:57
24 pheasant chicks don’t want to be mown down 0:40
25 all about eels and – reens 1:03
26 Rammy Lamb half drowned, all character 1:13
27 horses that don’t like wasps 0:56
28 Fly – the bestest dog in all Gloucestershire 1:37
29 the tree that wouldn’t budge 1:35
30 about cider apples – make mine a pint. 2:33
31 Martin is nearly buried alive 0:51
32 Martin cheats serious injury again. 0:53
33 the Electricity drum that goes walkabouts 0:46
34 Jack Chandler’s nail gun, don’t try this at home. 0:37
35 don’t do this either! 0:41
36 the milk wagon ice cannon 1:25
37 false teeth lost and found – ugh! 0:39
38 a jug of oil that rode to market on the vehicle bumper 0:36
39 a fire engine leaps the bridge without a driver! 0:41
40 a ghost story – it just ghost to show! 0:53
41 Gloucester prisoners at a working party 0:52
42 Grandmother’s postcard, goes the pretty route. 0:54
43 how to trim a hedge overlooking a pond 0:34
44 how to dredge that pond 0:51
45 Yoss Phipps – local character 1:31
46 Miss Phipps 1:09
47 Frank Workman drives a bus with no brakes. 0:58
48 Roy the postman – speeding on his bike 1:09
49 Fred Grigsby the local blacksmith 1:24
50 George Lamont & Percy Bullock – road gardeners 0:54
51 Ollie Launder the wheelright 0:55
52 Lewis Llewellin keeps a frightened horse calm 1:19
53 Mrs Shifney the newspaper lady 0:42
54 trapped by the singing winch wire 1:04
55 the old Stroud pin trade & setting them in cards 1:02
56 an old story of an abortionist from Stroud in NY 0:59
57 a funeral that went rather wrong 0:50
58 how “Hanging Piece” got its name 0:33
59 Kestrel 0 Seagull 1 1:16
60 Lewis Llewllyn busy at home too 0:41
61 Hedge-Laying in Gloucestershire 2:15
62 You know what faggots are? Well listen here – they may not be what you think. 1:27
63 Tom Margison local traffic jam! And before the breathalizer! 2:24
64 Tom Margison local vet does TB testing, with help from a young Martin! 2:15
65 How we shopped in the 1950’s. 1:27
66 Find out why the vicar of Painswick didn’t like marrying you on a Saturday afternoon. 0:39