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881, LO/245/196
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Kind, Jack, 1907 - , Interviewee, Male, Farmer
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls village life and farming in Whetstone, Leicestershire. Mentions moving into what was the White Swan public house, as a child. Father a farmer. Describes farming jobs he helped with as a child. Describes various elements of farming, especially the harvest. Mentions the school and being apprenticed to his father from the age of 13. Details kinds of fertilizer, tools and working animals. Gives more details of the village, the telephone, village hall and transport. Mentions poverty, illness, housing, water supply and gas in the village. Recalls village entertainment and fetes, also the power jet factory being built in Whetstone. Recalls some home remedies.
Place of birth: Whetstone, Leicestershire
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Whetstone, Leicestershire
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 30/1/1986
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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