Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Monk, Charles, 1895 - , Interviewee, Male, Carpenter;
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls starting work as an apprentice carpenter and his experience in the building trade. Talks about the Adult School movement prior to 1914 and his growing interest in politics. Describes his enlistment in the 7th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment in 1914 and his experience during the First World War. Describes his return to civilian life, union membership, the "khaki" election of 1918 and the General Strike in 1926. Talks about his growing pacifism and views on nuclear weapons and the Greenham Common protest.
Place of birth: Mowsley, Leicestershire
Education: to age 12; Adult school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Wigston, Kibworth, Aylestone
Periods Covered: 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s,
Recording Date: 29/11/1983
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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