Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Griffith, Llewellyn., 1916 - , Interviewee, Male, Postmaster; Driver; Mining, blacksmith; Army Service.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life at Foxton and frequent moving of home and school. Describes different methods of transport after First World War, including canals and conditions of roads. Talks about parents' millinery shop and fish and chip shop businesses and subsequent market trading, due to loss of money in the 1930s depression. Recalls depression and General Strike of 1926 and effects of change of circumstance on family's standard of living. Remembers being a Boy Scout. Talks about first job at Corah factory in dispatch, then becoming a lorry driver, prior to military call up at outbreak of Second World War. Mentions army service, death of brother in Royal Navy and meeting and marrying his wife. After war becomes a blacksmith striker at Elliston pit until becoming Post Master at Ellistown Post Office in 1949. Talks about being Post Master and people from the village.
Place of birth: Foxton, Leicestershire.
Education: King Richard's Road school Fosse Road school Mantle Road school
Marital Status: Widowed, Children:
Father's Occupation: Millinery shop owner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ellistown; Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Recording Date: 16/2/1988
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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