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2126, EM/118
EMOHA project

Speaker: Preston, Claude, 1914 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Retired
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Talks about family, work and village life in Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire. Covers father's job as stone worker, The Pear Tree pub, work, transport, local tradespeople, the Quorn Hunt, pig killing, night soil collection, village's 'elite' image, local politics, progression from school to work, prominent local families, local health system, bank holiday tourists, local windmill, local spots such as Bradgate Park, Beacon Hill; local estates owning cottages, farms & pubs. Many local people named throughout.
Place of birth: Woodhouse Eaves, Leics.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Stone worker
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Woodhouse Eaves
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 15/7/2003
Playing time: 3 hrs 18 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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