Speaker: Clowes, Peter, 1928 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Retired coalman
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Brief family background as 'carters' in Wigston, Leicestershire, area. Talks in detail about history of house/workshop which is now Wigston Framework Knitters Museum, mentioning people who were known to have worked there, Mr Carter the master hosier up to death in 1950s. Describes how became involved with purchase and development of Musuem, becoming curator. Describes in detail how to use knitting frames. Talks about furniture in Museum, initial public scepticism at purchase of Museum, current popularity, process of creating Museum. Mentions knitting sock for annual 'sock ceremony', desire to stay out of local politics, issues around running the Museum. Recording includes sound of knitting frames in action.
Place of birth: Wigston, Leics
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Coalman
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Wigston
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Recording Date: 13/8/2002
Playing time: 75 mins 11 secs
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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