Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Winfield, Arthur, 1905 - , Interviewee, Male, Coal miner, surface worker; Farming; Gardener.
Speaker: Geary, J., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with older brother Wilfred. Full account of school days, giving location of school and school events in Whitwick. Describes children's games and pastimes, with detail of Whitwick Wakes and Co-op treats. Recollections of the local bus companies and bus routes in the area. Working life, first at the pit face then as delivery driver's mate, is remembered. Both brothers recount work experience at local pits. Particular focus on conditions for pit ponies and their treatment. Arthur continued working as a miner.
Place of birth: Whitwick, Leicester
Education: Whitwick Church of England school.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Chauffeur/gardener
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Whitwick
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/3/1987
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: MA200/003/003/A
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