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9, MA200/009/009
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Kendrick, George W., 1903 - , Interviewee, Male, Coal miner, wheelwright;
Speaker: Geary, J, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls early life and school days at the new Methodist, "Primitive" school in Coalville, from 1909 and the games played as a child. Remembers first job at Staplefords working on munitions prior to starting work at the local mine. Describes his work as an enginewright, working life at the pit and how he spent his spare time. He recalls the outbreak of war in 1914 and the departure of the 'Coalville fifty' volunteers, to the war. Also remembered are family Christmases and other religious holidays, his first cat whisker wireless, domestic lighting and having an allotment. Describes being a member of the Royal Antedeluvian Order of Buffaloes, the working man's freemasons.
Place of birth: Coalville, Leicestershire
Education: Bridge Road All Saints school, Coalville
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 2 Daughters: 1
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Domestic service. Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Language: English

Recording Date: 13/8/1987
Playing time: 1hr 10mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: No
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
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