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122, MA200/133/133
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Roberts, Leslie, 1924 - , Interviewee, Male, coal mining, office work; Army service; Policeman;
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls his childhood, particularly his home life and where the family lived. Describes his father's work conditions and visiting his father at work. Describes leaving school and first job in an insurance brokers. Moved to South Leicestershire Colliery as an office boy, describes his duties and the working conditions there. Talks about volunteering for the Army in 1942 and return to the Colliery in 1947. Describes moving between work in mining and the Police Force. Details various accidents at the mine and some incidents he experienced as a policeman, including helping to deal with the consequences of the costal floods of 1953. Talks about crime and his duties as a policeman. Mentions attending Chapel and the local bowling, cricket and football teams.
Place of birth: Coalville, Leicestershire
Education: Bridge Road school; Broom Leys school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Sawyer
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 3/4/1992
Playing time: 47 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: see 00123 MA200/134/134

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