Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Connolly, Don, 1926 - , Interviewee, Male, Miner;
Speaker: Ned Newitt, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about being a miner at Desford Colliery from 1943. Describes conditions in the pit and organization of work. Talks about local people and housing conditions in the Taylor Street area of Leicester and eventual move to the New Parks Estate. Recalls the mobile shops and the rent strike of 1973.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Tramp collier
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 1/11/1983
Playing time: 1 hr 15mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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