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3, MA200/003/003/A
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Winfield, Wilfred, 1909 - , Interviewee, Male, Coal miner, pony driver; School caretaker;
Speaker: Geary, John, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Joint interview with older brother Arthur. 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 brickworks then in retail delivery, is remembered before both brothers recount work experience at local pits. Particular focus on conditions for pit ponies and their treatment. Continues with move to job as school caretaker.
Place of birth: Whitwick, Leicestershire
Education: Whitwick, Church of England school. High school
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son: 1
Father's Occupation: Chauffeur - gardener
Mother's Occupation: Domestic worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Whitwick
Periods Covered: 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/3/1987
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: see: MA200/003/003/B

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