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
Access Restrictions: no copyright given Item Copyright: EMOHA
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