Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Anon., 1914 - , Interviewee, Male, Mill sawyer; Miner; Estate worker.
Speaker: Neville, Jeanette, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls memories of Armistice of First World War and father returning from the war. Describes in some detail his school days and daily life in school in 1920s. Mentions the village pump and his activities as a child, including going on holiday. Talks about trip to the Wembley Exhibition in 1924. Details his working life, first as a general estate worker on the Beaumanor Estate, then in a local timber yard during the early years of WWII, before going down the mines.
Place of birth: Agar Nook, Leicestershire.
Education: Copt Oak school.
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son: 1
Father's Occupation: Quarryman
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Agar Nook
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/3/1987
Playing time: 2hrs 44mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
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