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1197, LO/544/494
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Bentley, Gertrude, 1897 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Saunders, P, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Briefly runs through places lived in Leicester. Mentions watching houses being built on Coleman Road, obtaining one when married, childhood home on Prospect Hill, waiting a long time for council house. Recalls lack of shops on Coleman Road estate. Brief mention of grocer giving extras during Second World War.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Moat Road School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Elastic webbing maker
Mother's Occupation: Washer/cleaner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 10/5/1989
Playing time: 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: LO/541/491

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