David Wood Collection
Speaker: Spencer, G.M. Mrs, - 1913, Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Wood, D., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes a typical working day at Bridge Farm near Hinckley, during the First World War. Details live stock and milking. Recalls move to Woodhouse Farm and describes farming tasks including ploughing, harvesting and thatching stacks. Details farm labourers' duties, wages and hours of work. Describes her family, childhood, journey to school and mother's work. Recalls details about livestock and cattle market and reason given to justify enforced pasteurisation of milk. Recalls wet summer in 1937 and other extreme weather conditions. Recalls father being killed as a result of a bull attack. Describes economic aspects of work in farming for farmer and farm labourers. Mentions father worked in boot and shoe factory before farming.
Place of birth: Sapcote Road, Hinckley
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 31/10/1984
Playing time: 44 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: D. Wood
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