Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon., 1926 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Saunders, P, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: [NB the two speakers are married] Mrs A: Mentions keeping animals, council decorating rooms in houses on North Evington housing estate, Leicester [Coleman Road area]. Mr A: Brief description of Mundella Boys' School, names pubs in Overton Road area, brief comparison of houses with those on Coleman Road. Mrs A: Description of tram route from Coleman Road to Spinney Hill Park. Mention of large families on Coleman Road estate, Deepdale area being thought of as rough, Thorpwell as better. Mr A: Gives wages in boot and shoe trade. Mrs A: Talks about local shops, doing most shopping on Charnwood Street, mentions milk carts getting stuck on Thorpwell green. Talks about food in Second World War, improvising recipes. Very brief mention of local park watchman, 'Old Jack', local cinemas.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 8/5/1989
Playing time: 27 mins
Access Restrictions: Names withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: LO/542/492/B
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