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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:05:31

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C900/05544A

  • Recording date

    1998/12/17

  • Recording locations

    Oldham, Lancashire: OS Grid Reference(392500,404500)

  • Producers

    BBC

  • Recordist

    Hally, Mike (male, interviewer)

  • Speakers

    Newton, Vincent (b.1934/02/07, male, mill engineer)

  • Description

    Vincent describes the decline of the Lancashire textile industry. Preston (to the northwest) and Stockport (to the south) are nearby towns. Mahatma Ghandi (1889-1948) was a pivotal figure in India’s post-war move towards independence and famously visited the UK in 1931.

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