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The Particular (PART001): Ruby's Story

The Particular (PART001): Ruby's Story

‘The Particular’ is about listening to the past, today. Unleashing the commonplace, wisdom, memories, insights and secrets of a special generation, by giving them a podcast in which they can share their stories. First person storytelling meets oral history.

In episode one, Ruby Bassett, of Yateley, Hampshire shares the story of how she was abandoned by her Mum at the age of seven years old.

“She just gave me a note one day. She said, ‘Take your dollies’ pram, and take this note down to Granny’. So I said ‘Ok’. Seven years old, you don’t think nothing. It was a long, long walk. By the time I got down there, she read it, and she grabbed my hand and we raced all the way back up to the village. But it was too late. My Mum had got on a bus and gone. So, she’d got that all planned out,” explains Ruby.

I produced 'The Particular' as part of the Sound Vault community podcast network (