Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Ball, George, 1906 - , Interviewee, Male, Farmer
Speaker: Flawith, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls growing up in Frolesworth where his father was the tenant farmer of Home Farm. Describes living on the farm and farming from the 1920s. Mentions his own farm at Broughton Astley before taking over his father's farm. Describes the changes in farming, particularly the reduction in manpower and horse power that mechanization brought. Mentions preservation of different foodstuffs. Gives details of the effect of the First and Second World War on the farm. Talks about Land Army girls and Prisoners of War (POWs) who worked on the farm. Mentions the local hunt.
Place of birth: Home Farm, Frolesworth, Leicestershire
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Tenant Farmer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Frolesworth, Broughton Astley
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 24/1/1986
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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