Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Chamberlain, Prudence, 1905 - , Interviewee, Female, Farmer.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes early life at Brook Farm, Bardon Hill and the family history of both her parents in Leicestershire farming. Recalls her schooling. Describes working on the family farm until retirement in 1982. Gives account of farming life on own farm and on other farms in the area, as well as time spent on recreation, including women's cricket. Mentions marriage to the under gardener at Bardon Hall house. Also talks about the Everard family and the sanitary arrangements on the farm when she was young.
Place of birth: Bardon, Leicestershire
Education: Bardon Hill school Coalville grammar school
Marital Status: Married, Children: Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon
Periods Covered: 1910's, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960's 1970's 1980's
Recording Date: 28/10/2001
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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