Nigel Hartwell Transcript of Interview
Nigel Hartwell was born in 1943 at Bedford Hospital. The family lived at Picts Hill, Turvey in a tied cottage, as Nigel’s father worked there as a gardener. Nigel recalls his childhood whilst living at Picts Hill and his enjoyment of countryside pursuits. After leaving school, when he was 15, Nigel worked as part of a team on a threshing machine for the season, before starting work at a local leather dressing and importing company. Nigel worked within the Leather Industry until 1997/8 leaving due to the after effects of an industrial accident. In 1962 the family moved from Picts Hill to live in Mill Green, Turvey. Nigel remembers attending the Congregational Chapel with his mother, the Garden Field in Newton Lane, going fishing, the local shops, two of the local floods.