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98, MA200/107/107/A
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Bowler, Walter, 1891 - , Interviewee, Male, General Clerk; Army Service, 1914-1918
Speaker: Noble, Len, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls early working life at Heather brickworks before moving to Bardon quarry ( Everards) as a clerk in 1921. Talks about the Everards and Bardon Hall and beating for the shoot during the interwar years 1919-1939. Describes army service in the Yorkshire Regiment during the First World War, including service in France and Belgium and how he was chosen for clerical duties. Recalls with the other speakers various local characters who worked at the quarry and his travel to work from various locations before moving to Bardon. Describes the High Street in Bardon. See also 00039 MA200/039/039 earlier interview with Walter Bowler.
Place of birth: Newton Burgoland, Leicestershire
Education: Newton Burgoland school
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons:1 Daughters:1
Father's Occupation: Bricklayer
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon, Newton Burgoland, Heather
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 7/4/1991
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: No
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference: 00098 MA200/107/107B; 00039

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