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16, MA200/016/016
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Anon., 1921 - 1994, Interviewee, Male, Stone Quarry; Royal Marine Commando;
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls early life and hard times as a child and in Hugglescote, including General Strike, father being out of work and father's death at coal face. Talks about leaving school at 13 to work at stone quarry. Describes the different jobs at the quarry, including blasting, unbearing and stone breaking and the accidents that occurred. Also describes the working conditions, wages and Trade Union activity and how this changed over time. Recalls extreme weather conditions of 1947.
Place of birth: Hugglescote, Leicestershire
Education: Bridge Road, Coalville; Hugglescote Primary school.
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son: 1
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon; Hugglescote
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950 s, 1960
Language: English

Recording Date: 15/10/1987
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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