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1186, LO/533/483
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Anon., 1919 - , Interviewee, Male, Policeman
Speaker: Saunders, P, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes childhood working on farm on estate of Lord Bradford; milking, harvest, poverty, finding food. Describes duties as market gardener. Recalls sending money home from army, strict disclipline, uniform. Explains how joined Leicestershire police force via Cheltenham in 1946. Gives opinion on causes of crime. Recalls dealing with drunks at miners' clubs, domestic problems, the hanging of Joseph Reynolds [last hanging in Leicester prison], illegal gambling. Mentions moving to Hinckley as Chief Inspector.
Place of birth: Newport, Shropshire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Stockman
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 29/3/1989
Playing time: 43 mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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