George Hogg: Collier (New Fancy and others), engineering (Watkins), lave net fishing.

Deeks, Roger and Hogg, George (2016) George Hogg: Collier (New Fancy and others), engineering (Watkins), lave net fishing. [Audio] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

George Hogg was born in Parkend in 1926. His father was a gardener for the Deakin family. This guaranteed him a job at New Fancy Colliery. He worked as blacksmith in the workshop. He worked there until it closed. He then worked at Princess Royal Colliery, Listers Engineering, Parkend Sawmills and Watkins Engineering at Sling. He discusses the murder of his brother. He subsidised his income from lave net fishing on the Severn. He married Jean and later her sister Margaret. Overview: The ‘Voices from the Forest’ collection represents a series of oral history recordings made between 2016 and 2019 (continuing) and funded as part of the Foresters’ Forest project, a National Lottery Heritage Fund landscape partnership programme. The recordings take a biographical, life story approach to discover the occupational histories of men and women in the Forest of Dean in the last half of the twentieth century. It compliments a series of recordings, made in the 1980s by Elsie O’Livey in the Forest of Dean, that feature the life stories of people in the first half of the century. The recordings are a rich source of material for social geographers, social and cultural historians and those interested in the history of the Forest of Dean and the broad occupational history of the area. The recordings feature recollections of men who worked thorough the last days of large-scale coal mining in the area, forestry related work and their adaptation to new modes of employment in fabrication and manufacturing industries. The collection has made a special emphasis on recording the experiences of women in the domestic setting, their experiences in the factories that grew throughout the period and the diaspora providing domestic services in London, Cheltenham and elsewhere. The improvements in domestic utilities, education and opportunity are reflected across the recordings. The recordings also reflect the economic uncertainty that existed throughout the twentieth century and the persistence of traditional activities such as sheep commoning, freemining and small holding that provided alternative forms of sustainable family living. The experience of major events such as the Second World War, post war rationing, and the Foot and Mouth epidemics are covered. The recordings were made in the homes of the interviewees and consents and permissions were in accordance with GDPR (2019).

Item Type: Audio
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forest of Dean Collier (New Fancy, Princess Royal) Farrier Listers Engineering Parkend Sawmills Watkins Engineering Lave net fishing
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2340.8 Small and Medium-sized businesses, artisans, handcrafts, trades
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Jason Griffiths
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 15:21
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7021

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