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1484, TA/01/212
Talking About Technology Collection

Speaker: Draper, Frederick, 1931 - , Interviewee, Male, Locomotive train driver;
Speaker: Robinson, A., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Sketches early life in India where father was in Police. Lists employment from 1950 at Holwell works. Details nature of work involved in cleaning locomotives, including lighting locomotive. Details job of Locomotive driver and collecting materials from British Rail. Describes Welby tip and what happened to it. Details becoming Foreman, work involved and becoming Finishing Foreman. Describes process in Finishing Department, including shift times, foremen's rules and work of fettling. Gives other details on work including changes in safety, manpower and demise of workforce.
Place of birth: India
Education: 300 Boys' Boarding School Hyderabad, India
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Armed Police
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Holwell
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 18/1/2002
Playing time: 38 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: Bournemouth University
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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