Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Limb, James, 1911 - , Interviewee, Male, Brickyard worker; Clothing factory, loom worker; Bus conductor.
Speaker: Lee, B., Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Briefly recalls childhood and family as one of fourteen children. Describes work first at Newbold brick and tile works, then as a bus conductor with different companies. Talks about being called up for war service during the Second World War and his work at Clutsom and Kemp on a loom. Recalls other memories of the war, including the Black Market and being a Street Warden. Describes returning to working on the buses before losing his job due to eye sight problems. Talks about the bad winter weather of 1947, and his guide dog.
Place of birth: Thringstone, Leicestershire
Education: Whitwick Church of England secondary school. (to age 15)
Marital Status: Married, Children: Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Whitwick
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 24/8/1989
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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