Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Willet, Thomas, 1906 - , Interviewee, Male, Quarryman; Warehouseman;
Speaker: Cooper, N., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life, school and games, along with memories of his father and the blizzard of 1916. Talks about work at Bardon quarry, detailing the work, its dangerous nature, including numerous accidents, and the 1926 General strike. Remembers the poverty he witnessed. Also recalls the sports he played, including those he played with, and gives details of his family and relations in the area.
Place of birth: Bardon, Leicestershire
Education: Christchurch school
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon; Whitwick
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Recording Date: 27/8/1987
Playing time: 48 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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