Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Tomlinson, Samuel, 1933 - , Interviewee, Male, Coal miner; Pipe yard;
Speaker: Peace, S., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about being a miner, and his father being a miner before him, and his mother working in a factory. Talks about the local amenities in Thringstone and Coalville, including mention of the Rex and Regal cinemas in the 1950s and comments on the lack of entertainment facilities for young people locally. Comments on the diversity of work since the closure of the local pits, including his son's retail unit, and talks in depth on local employment issues. Describes his first job in a coal yard and subsequent work at Whitwick colliery as a development worker. Briefly mentions work as pipe joiner.
Place of birth: Thringstone, Leicestershire
Education: Whitwick Church of England school; Broomleys school.
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son: 1
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Factory worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville, Thringstone
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 30/7/1990
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: see MA200/081/081
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