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Full Reference Details: An Oral History interview with Monica Hudson.
Monica Hudson
An Oral History interview with Monica Hudson.
Photograph of Monica Hudson taken during the Oral History interview.
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Reference Information
Archaeological Period Modern AD 1900-present
Authors Roger Kitchen.
Publication Date 22/00/0000
Landshape Zone Leicestershire and Derbyshire Coalfield
Parish Swadlincote and surrounds
Location Swadlincote, Derbyshire,
Event Start Date 1941
Event End Date 2005
Location of Original Originals held with The National Forest Company.
Reference LANt007
Detailed Description Monica Hudson talks about her earliest memories of life in the Swadlincote area of The National Forest, recalling the "yellowish swirling smog" from the Potteries' salt glazing and coal-fired smoke from "every chimney that worked". Monica tells us of her family's long association with the mining industry through the almost 400 years of service given by her father, grandfather, husband and other male family members. Find out about the health hazards and dangerous working conditions faced by miners - many of the men would "spit over the hedge" to get rid of the black dust in their lungs!.You will hear the warmth in Monica's voice as she reacalls the fascinating story of her grandfather's roses and how 'fire damp' kept them blooming regardless of the time of year, and how 'the menfolk' would spend a lot of time in gardens and allotments. "Sharpes toilets are all over the world" ....but what's Sharpes....Listen to Monica and find out more. The transcript of the full interview is available to read with this contribution, whilst the audio file is a small clip taken from the original recording.

Subsidary Data for Heard, Written and Remembered
Type Verbal Recollections
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