Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Birkin, Barbara, 1954 - , Interviewee, Female, Biscuit factory worker; Cleaner; Small printing press (owner with spouse).
Speaker: Peace, S., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls early family life in a mining community. Describes both her own and her husband's work, in particular her husband's redundancy from mining due to strike action and attempts at setting up small businesses, including their current printing business. Describes the shops in Coalville and Coalville market, the local public houses and the leisure and entertainment facilities in the area. Comments on the changing nature of Coalville and what it has to offer in the wake of industrial and economic change.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 1/1/1990
Access Restrictions: No copyright given Item Copyright: EMOHA
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