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1189, LO/536/486
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Edwards, Arthur, 1918 - , Interviewee, Male, Businessman
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Explains background to family transport business in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Describes childhood chores, food, friends and relations visiting for drinks, singing. Mentions Easter, Hinckley horse fair, church, school, going on holiday, dancing and dance cards. Recalls outbreak of Second World War (WWII), coming home on leave to no social life, joke about Americans, envy at their wealth, difficulty of being faithful to partner during war. Recalls courting before WWII. Gives history of family business which branched into hosiery.
Place of birth: Hinckley, Leicestershire
Education: St Mary's School
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Transport business owner
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 13/4/1989
Playing time: 59 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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