Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Bancroft, John, 1900 - , Interviewee, Male, Coal miner.
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life in Bagworth and mother dying. Describes childhood, including going to church, food, games, sport and grandfather's bull keeping. Recalls village farmers, local public houses, entertainment, housing and courting. Describes work as a miner and conditions down the pit, with reference to the General Strike in 1926.
Place of birth: Bagworth, Leicestershire
Education: Bagworth council school
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 1 Daughters: 1
Father's Occupation: Miner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bagworth, Leicestershire
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 31/7/1989
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: see 000063 MA200/064/064
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