Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Williamson, Horace, 1907 - , Interviewee, Male, Quarryman, locomotive driver; Farm labourer.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with brother George. Detailed description of the many aspects of life in Bardon village, including various personalities, businesses, water supply and sanitation improvements and the coming of gas and electricity. Children's games and the general pastimes and village entertainments, such as the "Wakes", on offer in the early 20th century are mentioned. Both brothers recall work at Bardon quarry and George recalls his early work on a local farm.
Place of birth: Bardon, Leicestershire
Education: Bardon school
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Quarryman
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon
Periods Covered: 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 30/4/2001
Playing time: 1hr 11mins
Access Restrictions: Consent not given Item Copyright:
Cross Reference: see MA200/007/007/A
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