Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Partridge, Molly, 1936 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Peace, S., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Mentions her parents' work. Father was a miner at Whitwick colliery, her mother a cleaner. Describes mining community life and the differences between her father's generation and her husband's, which she sees as being more family orientated. Recalls miners drinking in the "Grange" public house. Mentions husband's redundancy from Whitwick colliery at thirty five and the various jobs he has had since. Also comments on shift work. Recalls how domestic and work commitments prevented any social life away from the community. Describes shopping in other towns and cities such as Leicester and Coalville. Expresses discontent with Coalville's lack of facilities, especially for the elderly. Comments on lack of local employment opportunities and cost of commuting for work. Discussion with interviewer on the good and bad points of Coalville and local planning.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Cleaner
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