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1216, CH/129
Community History Collection

Speaker: Walker, Phyllis, - 0, Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Brown, C, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Brief childhood memory of watching ice-breakers on Birmingham canals. Outlines family's movements until settling in Knighton, Leicester. Mention of Parr's garage, charabanc trips to Skegness, other day trips. Talks about Millers the confectioners, buying cakes, watching cutomers, working there, move to Market Street branch, work at other cafes in Leicester. Names various shops. Briefly recalls Warners Christmas displays. Names cinemas. Describes work checking books at cafes in 1930s, night spent in cinema during World War II, music in cinemas. Anecdote abouts sheltering from air raids during World War II. Recalls vague memories of celebrations end of World War I. Relates getting same pay as man for job after war.
Place of birth: South Wigston, Leics
Education: Medway Street School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Chauffeur, cinema projectionist
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 7/8/1996
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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