Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Stanley, William, 1911 - , Interviewee, Male, Farmer.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes early life as child on family farm, including schooling and brief training in pharmacy. Provides an account of East Midlands rural life and farming in considerable detail from the early 20th Century methods through extensive changes until 1980s. Describes mixed farming, poultry, livestock and arable. Also describes effects of Second World War on farming and the use of Prisoners of War (POW's) in farming. Details land reclamation for farming in 1950s, technology of modern farming, Marketing Boards and farming pests, such as rats and foxes. Comments on his work on the farming industry committees he has served on and effects of EEC on farming. Mentions courtship and marriage.
Place of birth: Loscoe, Derby
Education: Loscoe church school, Private commercial school, Agricultural college.
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 1 Daughters: 1
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire, Derbyshire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville; Loscoe
Periods Covered: 1910's,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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