Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Phillips, Mervyn, 1908 - , Interviewee, Male, Farm foreman;
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls agricultural work as a foreman for the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) at Stoughton Lodge Farm. Mentions farm work undertaken before going to work for the CWS. Describes the farm, the work he did on this mainly dairy farm, other jobs on the farm and accommodation. Describes farming during the Second World War, including Land Army Girls and gives details of time sheets and wages. Mentions having to join a trade union. Mentions outbreaks of anthrax and details of keeping bulls and cows. Mentions the farm's shire horses, the little change experienced due to the war and the gradual mechanization of farming. Gives some home remedies.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 21/11/1985
Playing time: 29 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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