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Seamus Marken recalls that he and his family relied on the grapevine in order to get news.

In this extract Seamus Marken says that he and his family relied on the grapevine in order to get news or information - he says that he would always get wind of the word when there was news to be…

Jim Quinn describes how word of mouth was an important source of information when he was a child.

In this extract Jim Quinn points out that there were no telephones about when he was a child, there were phone boxes on the street but in general people relied on word of mouth to get information. He remembers that his mother would talk to the local…

Angela McFarland remembers that news and information was passed around from mouth to mouth when she was a child.

In this extract Angela McFarland talks about the method by which news was communicated when she was younger. She says that news went from mouth to mouth and this was how information got…