Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Parry, Vivien, 1948 - , Interviewee, Female, Clerk
Speaker: Peace, S., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about marrying her husband when he was a miner and his change of work, eventual redundancy and starting own business. Talks about her redundancy and unemployment. Talks about shopping facilities in Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, entertainment in Coalville. Describes what it was like as a southerner to come and live in Coalville and the reaction of the community to outsiders. Comments on question of improvement of Coalville. Talks about Community Project jobs, enterprise allowance and lack of financial assistance for husband's small company. Mentions effects on standard of living and a friend's employment. Talks about lack of employment in Coalville, and the Snibston Museum.
Place of birth: Alperton, Middlesex
Education: Secondary Modern
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Engineer
Mother's Occupation: Clerk
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ashby de la Zouch
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 1/1/1990
Access Restrictions: no copyright given Item Copyright: EMOHA
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