Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Rush, John, 1909 - , Interviewee, Male, coal miner;
Speaker: Roberts, T., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes leaving school at fourteen and starting work as a miner at Whitwick pit. Details his work in mining, first working with pit ponies, then motorised tub driving at New Lount colliery and finally working the main bunker at Ellistown colliery, until retirement. Recalls tricks miners played on one another and accidents that happened. Talks about walks in the local woods and visiting the local public houses during his leisure time.
Place of birth: Thringstone, Leicestershire
Education: Elementary (to age 14)
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Thringstone, Whitwick,
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 19/10/1991
Playing time: 24 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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