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68, MA200/069/069/A
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Cross, Horace, 1907 - , Interviewee, Male, Coal miner, stall work; Salvage;
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Joint interview with wife Lillian Cross. Horace recalls his early family life, death of his father and mother's remarriage. Talks about school, Sunday school and illness in the family. Recalls seeing a tank during the First World War. Describes his work, first for a haulage firm then on a farm, before becoming a miner when he was fourteen. Spent some years in salvage before returning to mining, until retirement. Describes various foods, the meals eaten at home and a detailed account on poaching. Talks about his racing whippet and betting. Gives an explanation on the naming of local villages according to folk lore, and remembers local characters.
Place of birth: Hugglescote Leicetershire
Education: Hugglescote Central school; Snibston Council school
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son: 1 Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Bricklayer
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hugglescote, Whitwick
Periods Covered: 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 2/11/1989
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: see 0084 MA200/092/092

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