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59, MA200/060/060
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
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bagworth, Leicestershire
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 31/7/1989
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: see 000063 MA200/064/064

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