Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Bramley, Leonard, 1927 - , Interviewee, Male, Coal miner, coal face; Weaver.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls early years as child, his father's work as a miner and purchase of the family home. Describes the family home and domestic detail, such as wash day and cooking. Describes school, school uniform and school trips. Details employment, first as weaver then as a miner. Gives full account of mining work, conditions down the pit, wages, accidents, food and life of pit ponies. Mentions Bevin Boys during Second World War. Also talks about holidays.
Place of birth: Hugglescote, Leicestershire
Education: Hugglescote junior school, Huggelscote secondary modern school.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner, fitter
Mother's Occupation: Domestic service
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Huggelscote
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 2/1/1988
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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