Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Neal, Percy Frederick, 1909 - , Interviewee, Male, Foreman, Pipe maker
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Briefly describes early life in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Briefly outlines jobs held in engineering - Jones's in Loughborough, Ellis's in Barrow, Rolls Royce in Derby, back to Ellis's in 1936. Lists jobs held at Ellis's. Describes joining trade union as result of being impressed by Leicester Union headquarters sorting a problem at Ellis's. Recalls the circumstances behind the only strike held at Ellis's during his time. Mentions East Midlands Council taking over pay negotiations. Mentions accidents at work, describes testifying in court that safety regulations had not been adhered to.
Place of birth: Loughborough, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Barrow upon Soar
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 3/8/1987
Playing time: 13 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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