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113, MA200/123/123/A
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
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Thringstone, Whitwick,
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 19/10/1991
Playing time: 24 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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