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299, WF/006/H04/A
Westfield Collection

Speaker: Beazley, Harry, 1909 - , Interviewee, Male, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Hyde, C., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes in some detail the house in Mansfield he lived in as a child, including the gas supply and heating. Describes the work his brothers and sisters did, and gives vivid description of his first job as a belt boy. Recalls his move to Hinckley for work in 1939 due to the depression, his eventual move to the ICI fine jerseys factory at Earl Shilton, and why he liked working there. Talks about Hinckley, its people and being in the Home Guard during the Second World War. Talks about the new fashions after the war and the need to update machinery. Recalls a plane coming down, and the Coventry blitz.
Place of birth: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Education: until age 14
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire,
Location: Town/Place: Mansfield, Leicester, Hinckley
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 24/1/1994
Playing time: 3 hrs 5 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: HOHP
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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