Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Burton, Elijah (Eric), 1920 - , Interviewee, Male, Brickyard worker; Market gardener; Royal Marine.
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls early years in Ravenstone as a child, describing Sunday school, games played and home life, including the food eaten and household jobs each child had to do. Recalls life at school and corporal punishment given at school. Describes father's work as a miner, then in a brickyard, and memories of the 1926 miners strike. Describes in detail work with a market gardener before and after leaving school. Continues with description of move to work in a brickyard and what the job entailed. Describes the entertainment available in the area including Shepshed wakes. ( See also written life history by Mr Burton)
Place of birth: Ravenstone, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 1
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ravenstone; Shepshed.
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 11/12/1988
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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