Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Siddons, Stanley Colin, 1919 - , Interviewee, Male, Farmer
Speaker: Money, A, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about farm, family at Lower Broombridge near Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire. Describes harvesting, delivering milk, meals eaten on certain days, lack of regular holidays. Brief description of school at Woodhouse Eaves. Thumbnail sketch of practical father. Describes how severe snow of 1947 created a lot of work. Mentions various ways earnt money, first tractor in 1936, outbreak of foot and mouth, local vet. Mention of accident while threshing, machinery being sold at farm sales. Talks about champion bull which wouldn't allow vet near. Describes meeting wife, social life, dances. Mentions having to plough meadows during Second World War, being in disorganised Home Guard. Brief mention of Land Girls, German Prisoners of War, Americans, rationing, bombs falling locally.
Place of birth: Lower Broombriggs, Leicestershire
Education: Woodhouse Eaves Church of England School
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Woodhouse Eaves
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 9/6/1988
Playing time: 1 hr 17 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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