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1123, LO/470/420
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Morris, Jean, 1933 - , Interviewee, Female, Dairy worker
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Brief anecdote of having cow's milk as baby. Sketches progress through dairy institute in Cannington, Surrey, to Hampshire Farm Institute, to Diploma in Dairying at University of Nottingham. Recalls joining Long Clawson dairy, Leicestershire, to investigate dirty milk; mentions need for clean milking machines. Talks about Long Clawson dairy's relationship with farmers, meeting two lady cheesemakers. Describes the cheese making process. States grandfather one of first to open pork shop in Melton; talks about uses of whey. Mentions good relationship with management, location of laboratory, gaining confidence of fellow workers, women in workforce, cheese fairs, promoting Stilton after cessation of production in Second World War. Brief mention of Mr Saxelby who went to New Zealand to make cheese. Recalls fight to establish Stilton trademark, formation of Stilton Cheese Makers Association.
Place of birth: Hoby, Leicestershire
Education: University of Nottingham
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Mother's Occupation: Farmer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Melton Mowbray
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Language: English

Recording Date: 26/4/1988
Playing time: 14 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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