[East Midlands Oral History Archive logo]


[Link to: new search] [Link to request a recording] [Link to: contact the cataloguer]


1114, LO/461/411
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Barnett, Reginald, 1922 - , Interviewee, Male, Canal worker
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Talks about childhood working with father on Manchester Ship Canal; working on diesal powered boat after Second World War. Speculates on how tradition of decorating boats started. Mentions Middlewich junction, older people talking about better days on canals. Talks about bad conditions of some canals, mentioning going through Harecastle Tunnel (Trent & Mersey canal). Describes interior of boats, hours worked, cargoes, pay, Second World War. Mentions the Anderton company, fly boats working through night.
Place of birth: Western Point, Chesire
Education: To age 10
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Canal worker
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County:
Location: Town/Place:
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 16/2/1988
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

Page Automatically Generated

Use the browser's back button to return to the previous screen.


Last updated: 08/05/02
East Midland Oral History Archive Web maintainer
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.