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1218, CH/131
Community History Collection

Speaker: Martin, Ernie, - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Illson, Pete, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls home in Leicester, pubs, shops, Boot and Shoe club, pawnshop, Hippodrome, Pavilion Theatre. Palace Cinema, Empire. Describes cycling, shopping. Recalls "Band of Hope" (Ragged Mission), playing near Clock Tower. Mentions school, recalls work in BU boot and shoe co. Recalls recreation, swimming, cinema, Bradgate Park, food, holidays. Describes houses. Comments on fights, feeling safe. Talks of travels to India, Australia. Comments on harder winters, clothes, Christmas, transport, community spirit.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Erskine Street; Willow Street
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 24/11/1993
Playing time: 55mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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