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1104, LO/450/401
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Bell, George Leonard, 1917 - , Interviewee, Male, Farmer
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes farming at Grange Farm, Cossington, Leicestershire; daily routine, haymaking, Second World War, land girls, marriage to Auxiliary Territorial Service woman. Mentions other farms in Cossington, mother's life, sickness of farm animals. Reflects on changes, delivery of first tractor, fertiliser, economics, National Farmworkers Union, accidents.
Place of birth: Gadsby, Leicestershire
Education: To age 14
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Mother's Occupation: Farmer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Cossington
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 19/1/1988
Playing time: 34 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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