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106, MA200/116/116
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Turner, Anthony, 1927 - , Interviewee, Male, Coal miner;
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Talks about his parents' work. Describes his first job cleaning boilers at Whitwick coal mine at 14 years of age. Recalls work at pumping station, pumping water from several pits and the replacement of pumps by electric ones in the 1950s. Talks about the positive effects of Nationalisation on the coal industry. Recalls working conditions of mining when he worked at the coal face, also the communication difficulties experienced with miners originally from Durham.
Place of birth: Whitwick, Leicestershire
Education: Whitwick Holy Cross school
Marital Status: Married, Children: Daughters: 1
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Whitwick
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Language: English

Recording Date: 20/8/1991
Playing time: 24 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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