The Archive Hour - Man Of The People

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20061118

Jeffrey Richards tells the story of Paul Graney, who left as his legacy an extraordinary collection of audio recordings covering not only his own life but also the changing lives of ordinary people in the first half of the 20th century.

He spent months living rough during the Great Depression, helped to organise the Manchester contingent of the Jarrow March, and fought against Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts.

Later, he became a collector of folk music from across the world and helped to save hundreds of traditional songs.