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1205, LO/552/502
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Lord, Harry, 1923 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Saunders, P, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Names many shops in Charnwood Street area of Leicester. Recalls cost of furniture when married in 1949. Details street games, mentions going to Hippodrome cinema. Names a few more shops, recalls comics read as child. Explains why did extra year in army after Second World War, recalls de-mobbing. Brief mention of keeping pigs, hens during war. Describes sweets from Joblin's sweet shop. Mentions fetching jug of balm from brewery for grandfather, watching Salvation Army band. Describes fetching beer for father from Occupation Road beer shop, anecdotes about drinking beer. Describes incidents which led to canings at school. Talks about Christmas week food and games, listening to radio, games on pancake day, other games and run ins with local policeman.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Christchurch School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Driver's mate, cleaner
Mother's Occupation: Shoe worker, tea lady
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 23/6/1989
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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