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Charlesworth, Derbyshire

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:07

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/11

  • Recording date

    1965

  • Recording locations

    Charlesworth, Derbyshire: OS Grid Reference(400500,393500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    unidentified (female)

  • Speakers

    Driver, Jim (b.1883, male), unidentified (male)

  • Description

    Two speakers talk about the male speaker’s work at Broadbottom Mill. He started as a piecer at the age of thirteen and ended up carrying out repairs on machinery in spinning mills throughout the UK. They briefly reflect on the changes they have witnessed during their lifetime in Charlesworth. Broadbottom’s refers to Broadbottom Mills, built in the early 1800s just to the northwest of Charlesworth. Hattersley is the adjacent village to Broadbottom. Leamington Spa is a town in Warwickshire.

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Charlesworth, Derbyshire

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