Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Parry, Philip, 1944 - , Interviewee, Male, Miner, blacksmith
Speaker: Peace, S., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about father's work at Ellistown Colliery, where he was deputy manager. Comments on the social changes experienced locally, including break up of community centres, lack of leisure facilities, new shopping areas and regeneration prospects. Talks about leaving school in 1959 and his work in the pit's blacksmith's shop, and becoming a self employed wrought iron worker.
Place of birth: Ellistown, Leicestershire
Education: Secondary Modern school.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ellistown, Leicestershire
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s,
Recording Date: 1/1/1990
Access Restrictions: no copyright given Item Copyright: EMOHA
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