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31, MA200/031/031
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Bowden, Thomas, 1893 - , Interviewee, Male, Farmer.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls family history and schooling. Describes father's farms in some detail, including the different types of horses. Also recalls collecting money for wages and the amounts earned. Describes coming to farm on Beaumanor Estate 1920/25 and gives details of cattle and sheep on the farm. Recalls Second World War and directives by War Agricultural Committee to plough land. Talks about difference between tractor and horse for farm work, hunting and the Farming Union.
Place of birth: Westcombe, Northamptonshire
Education: Governess, Rugby school?
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 2 Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Mother's Occupation: Farmer
Location: County: Northamptonshire, Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Old Woodhouse
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s,1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 3/10/1988
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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