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The National Forest’s LANDshapes project interview with Horace Sankey

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LANt002 Horace Sankey
LANDshapes Oral History interview summary

"I only moved a mile in all me life"... Horace Sankey - a local man through and through. Horace tells us about his lifelong input into the local political scene and diverts the listener with anecdotes about his time as a district, parish and county councillor, as well as an active participant in the National Union of Mineworkers. He talks about the dereliction and subsequent regeneration of the Swadlincote and Ashby Woulds areas. In this colourful recording Horace tells us of his memories of his childhood days playing in the fields in Overseal, his interest in social history, the Ashby canal, railway system and clay industry.

Interviewer: Roger Kitchen.
Interview Date: 08/02/2005
Landshape Zone: Leicestershire and Derbyshire Coalfield
Parish: Ashby Woulds
Location: Albert Village, Leicestershire,
Date of birth: 1942
Location of Original: Originals held with The National Forest Company.
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