Newfane/Brookline Community Memory

Interview with Roy Brooks (2003)

Item

Title

Interview with Roy Brooks (2003)

Description

Roy's family moved to Newfane in 1919 when he was seven years old. He tells about growing up in "the Union district" where his father started a farm. He tells entertaining stories including a summer job as a laborer on the paving of Route 30 from Newfane to Townshend, repairing the West River Railroad after the Flood of '27, and riding the"excursion train" with his wife from Brattleboro to Newfane in a snowstorm. This recording takes place during the senor meal at Williamsville Hall and has some background noise.

Date

2003

Creator

Laura Wallingford-Bacon

Media Player

Interviewee

Roy Brooks

Interviewer

Laura Wallingford-Bacon

Location

Williamsville Hall

Citation

Laura Wallingford-Bacon, “Interview with Roy Brooks (2003),” Newfane/Brookline Community Memory, accessed June 23, 2021, https://communitymemory.moorefreelibrary.org/items/show/108.