Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Blow, Claude, 1908 - , Interviewee, Male, Research Chemist; Technical Director;
Speaker: Roberts, T., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes his work with the John Bull Rubber company in Leicester in 1930s and 1940s as a Research Chemist. Continues with his move to Precision Rubbers Limited at Bagworth. Details why Bagworth was chosen and how later subsidence from mining caused move to Shepshed site in 1965. Describes employees and the crossover of labour between the mines and the rubber works. Talks about the effect of subsidence on the village and the works and the Coal Board's responsibility.
Place of birth: St Albans, Hertfordshire
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Bagworth,
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 22/10/1991
Playing time: 13 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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