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124, MA200/135/135
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Anon., 1918 - , Interviewee, Male, Doctor, General Practitioner;
Speaker: Roberts, T., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Talks about his father who was a Mining Engineer at Ibstock Colliery, then manager of Whitwick Colliery. Describes visits to the colliery with his father as a child, and gives details of mining, strikes, accidents, income and mine owners during the time his father was a miner. Talks about his father's relationship with the mine owners and Ministry of Fuel during the Second World War, also the situation at the pit at the during the war. Describes his education at Ashby school and Oxford University, explaining his reasons for choosing medicine as a career. Recalls working at Leicester Royal Infirmary before taking up general practice in Coalville in 1946. Talks about mining injuries and diseases, the ambulance service in the Second World War, accidents and the Coal Board Medical Officer. Explains the work and training of the local St John's Ambulance teams and the competitions between collieries.
Place of birth: Ibstock, Leicestershire
Education: Ashby Grammar school; Oxford University;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Mining Engineer
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 24/3/1992
Playing time: 1 hr 10 mins
Access Restrictions: name withheld Item Copyright: EHOMA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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