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Nancy Wigen

in Conversation with Arthur Black

Arthur Black in conversation with Nancy Wigen at Susan Good's house.

An interview at Susan Good's house over a cup of tea

Listen to reflections by Nancy Wigen of her family history and early life on Salt Spring Island. The interviewer is Arthur Black, the well known humourist and radio personality.
Nancy was born on Salt Spring in 1934 and lived with her family on North Beach Rd. A beautiful setting which must have inspired her to become the accomplished water colorist, gardener and nature lover who is admired and respected for her knowledge of island living. Nancy tells of how her family came to live on Salt Spring and built up their farm growing most of their own food. In the early years, Fernwood dock was much bigger and regular boats stopped in to transport goods and even cars to and from the North end of Salt Spring. Nancy still lives very close to the land. she has a beautiful garden, a flock of chickens a dog and a cat and with all this she still makes time to bake, write letters to the editor of the local paper, keep a bird watching journal and play a prominent role in the lives of her many children grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Accession Number interviewer Arthur Black interviewing Nancy Wigen
Date December 6, 2011 Location
Media digital mp3 Audio CD mp3 √
ID duration 68 min