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1208, LO/555/505
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Cheney, Sydney Owen, 1897 - 1986, Interviewee, Male, Butcher
Speaker: Cheney, F, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls how obtained job at Bale's butchers in South Wigston, Leicestershire. Describes slaughtering, local round on bike, routine, fetching ice from Leicester. Anecdote about splashing policeman with blood. Describes skinning/dressing a sheep, making sausages, buying from Tommy Abbott of Walton. Anecdote of headless chicken running round.
Place of birth:
Education: To age 13
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: South Wigston
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/11/1985
Playing time: 38 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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