David Wood Collection
Speaker: Payne, George, 1901 - , Interviewee, Male, Factory worker;
Speaker: Wood, D., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with wife. Talks about childhood games and play. Describes taking breakfast down to the local factories as children. George started work at thirteen years of age, recalls the timing of the working day and the wages. Both describe schooldays and the school curriculum. They discuss Clara Wright, a shopkeeper, and other local shops. What could be bought from the money earned from taking the breakfasts to the factory workers is recalled. The local wakes and starting work are remembered. The entertainment available locally is recalled including the Picture Palace cinema and the ' Blood Hunt ', an acting troupe. Mentions cases of typhoid, tuberculosis (TB). Describes striking after the Second World War and the difficulties of taking strike action. Talks about drunkenness, making elderberry wine and women not being seen in pubs.
Place of birth: Barwell, Leicestershire
Education: Barwell Church school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Barwell
Periods Covered: 1910s 1920s,
Recording Date: 1/1/1981
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: D. Wood
Cross Reference: DW400/009/B
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