Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Williamson, George, 1904 - , Interviewee, Male, Quarryman.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with brother Horace. Detailed description of the many aspects of life in Bardon village, including various personalities, businesses, water supply and sanitation improvements and the coming of gas and electricity. Children's games and the general pastimes and village entertainments, such as the "Wakes", on offer in the early 20th century are mentioned. Both brothers recall work at Bardon quarry.
Place of birth: Bardon, Leicestershire
Education: Bardon school.
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Quarryman
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 30/4/1987
Playing time: 1hr 11mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: see MA200/007/007B
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