An interview with Derek “Spearo” Ling – Barge Master

Thanks to Ian Ruffles for drawing our attention to this lovely video of Derek “Spearo” Derek Spearo LingLing and his barging life.

The story of Spearo is filmed by his son-in-law, Chris Rudland, who says “Spearo is my father-in-law and I have so often listened to his stories over the years but thought now is the time to catch them on tape for posterity so I had a go knowing Spearo wouldn’t disappoint me.    I have an interest in this generation and greatly admire their knowledge, wisdom and experiences especially throughout the war years.”

Part 1 is here                            

Part 2 is here

Part 3 is here

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Posted on 03/04/2013, in Barge People, Films and Videos and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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