Bob Bassett: collier

Deeks, Roger ORCID: 0000-0003-3012-8913 and Bassett, Robert (2016) Bob Bassett: collier. [Audio] (Unpublished)

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Robert George Bassett was born in 1923. He worked at New Fancy, Princess Royal, and Norchard collieries in the Forest of Dean. He describes his family living on site at New Fancy Colliery and learning to manage horses at the colliery. His father and brother Percy were both ostler’s at new Fancy Colliery. His sisters all went into domestic service. His father had an industrial accident that led to the loss of his leg. This oral history interview is part of the Voices from the Forest project capturing histories of working lives in the Forest of Dean, with a focus on work connected with the landscape.

Item Type: Audio
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forest of Dean; coal mining; Bevin Boys; World War II; New Fancy colliery; Princess Royal colliery; Norchard colliery; pit ponies; horses
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2321 Industry
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Jason Griffiths
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 14:14
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 19:32

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