Alison Robinson talks with John Hale in Lower Hutt in April 1989. John talks of his family and early years in the Stratford district. Raised a Wesleyan, John recalls personalities, ministers and preachers within the church. He talks of church music, socials and outings. He also mentions the temperance movement and harvest festivals.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has yet been made.