Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Kane, Peter, 1938 - 1991, Interviewee, Male, Teacher, maths & science; Coal mining instructor;
Speaker: Peace, S, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls moving to Coalville in 1970 to teach at Gracedieu Manor and subsequently moving into work as a mining instructor after training at Coalville Technical College. Comments on the community in Thringston from his own observations, in particular living on the Scotch Estate. Comments on the Coal Board and the reasons he perceives for the closure of the mines and the effects on the people of the community, especially the elderly, that closure had. Talks about the effects on the local economy that the loss of mining had in the area and the efforts by local authorities to regenerate the local economy. Gives his views on the type of training now needed by the local youth and the problems that need to be overcome to achieve new high-tech skills. Also comments on the lack of recreational facilities for young people and need to promote what leisure facilities there are. Talks about the Snibston museum complex and need for a new hotel.
Place of birth: Coatbridge, Scotland
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville; Thringstone.
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s,
Recording Date: 30/4/1990
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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