Mantle oral History Project
Speaker: Jordan, Arthur J.B., 1915 - , Interviewee, Male, Shoe worker; Royal Air Force; Coal miner; Bus conductor.
Speaker: Parry, V.J., Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life in Ellistown, including early deaths of his mother and brother. Talks about the games he played as a child. Describes work in shoe trade at Earl Shilton, during the 1930s. Recalls joining the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a cook during Second World War, and how after the war he became a miner until 1962, when he became a bus conductor. Describes work as a miner and various incidents as a bus conductor. Mentions getting a divorce from his wife in 1968 and how much this cost.
Place of birth: Ellistown, Leicestershire
Education: Ellistown school
Marital Status: Divorced, Children: Sons: 2
Father's Occupation: Miner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ellistown.
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 15/2/1989
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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