The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #144266   Message #3335313
Posted By: doc.tom
08-Apr-12 - 07:53 AM
Thread Name: When does living history end?
Subject: RE: When does living history end?
I think Barnacle has got it about right.

But we tend to forget how close history is - as witnessed by some of the observations above. When we were researching John Short, the Watchet shantyman, we talked with one man who could remember, from when he was a boy, seeing and talking to John Short. That's one person between us and someone who was sailing ships during the American Civil War!