[East Midlands Oral History Archive logo]


[Link to: new search] [Link to request a recording] [Link to: contact the cataloguer]


81, MA200/086/086
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Peace, Steven, 1953 - , Interviewee, Male, Apprentice electrician; Community worker
Speaker: , Interviewer,

Summary of interview item: Talks about parents and growing up in the old style mining community. Comments on changes to the local area, redevelopment of housing and change in people's attitudes. Talks about the pit closures and the community, sees need for people to leave the community to survive. Mentions training as an apprentice electrician. Talks about the leisure facilities available for children and comments on the lack of local entertainment for the young. Talks about the shopping facilities in Coalville and shopping in Loughborough. Talks about the prospects of families living in Coalville and hopes for the future. Mentions Springboard Centre. Talks about possible improvements to Coalville and the need for local consultation, and gives views on Snibston Museum. Comments on the local people being Coalville's biggest asset.
Place of birth: Whitwick, Leicestershire
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Factory worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville, Whitwick
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Language: English

Recording Date:
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: no copyright given Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

Page Automatically Generated

Use the browser's back button to return to the previous screen.


Last updated: 08/05/02
East Midland Oral History Archive Web maintainer
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.