Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Millington, Stanley, 1919 - , Interviewee, Male, Lock keeper
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes how came to be on canal gang looking after locks in Staffordshire, moving to Foxton Locks, Leicestershire, after Second World War. Mentions speeding up the process of boats going through locks, summer traffic, deep snows of winter of 1947, interiors of barges. Anecdotes of argument with other lock keeper, wanting to be on canals as a boy; describes how boats go from one lock to the other. Mrs Millington briefly talks about living in 'Top Lock' cottage.
Place of birth: Wigsall
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Turf cutter
Mother's Occupation: Turf cutter
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Foxton
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 12/1/1988
Playing time: 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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