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Thornhill, Yorkshire

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:07:23

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/9

  • Recording date

    1962

  • Recording locations

    Thornhill, Yorkshire: OS Grid Reference(425500,418500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

  • Speakers

    Fisher, Mr (b.1877, male)

  • Description

    Mr Fisher speaks of the working and living conditions he experienced as a young miner in the early part of the twentieth century and recalls playing marbles in the street as a child. Barnsley (to the southeast), Wakefield and Castleford (to the east) are all sizeable mining towns near Thornhill.

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