Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Aldred, Herbert, 1888 - , Interviewee, Male, Miner; Engineering (?)
Speaker: Cobbett, Tim, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls work in mining industry, mentioning Coalville, Snibston ,Speedwell, Ashby, Ellistown and Ibstock collieries. Talks about siblings and his mother dying when he was five. Mentions the retirement home he lives in, his daughter and the wages of miners. Describes use of gunpowder in coal mines.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s,1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 4/6/1985
Playing time: 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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