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
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon; Hugglescote
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950 s, 1960
Recording Date: 15/10/1987
Access Restrictions: name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
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