Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Taylor, Leonard, 1917 - , Interviewee, Male, Boot and Shoe, laster; Army; Railways; Coal miner; Publican;
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Talks about parents, siblings and the family home. Describes in some detail the different jobs he has done since leaving school, starting with the boot and shoe trade. Describes at length his wartime military experience in heavy artillery, including D-Day, Arnhem, and the Battle of the Bulge. Recalls courting his wife and their eventual marriage during wartime and everyday conditions during the war. Continues description of work experience after demobilisation, including work as a warehouseman, railway worker, miner, publican and salesman.
Place of birth: Ellistown, Leicestershire
Education: Ellistown infant school, Loughborough junior college.
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 2
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Domestic service
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ellistown
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 18/4/1989
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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