Community History Collection
Speaker: Peacock, Edwin, - 0, Interviewee, Male, Bricklayer/Builder
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about upbringing in Bedford, mentions work in foundry during World War 1. Joined army age 18, in isolation for measles when war ended. Talks about wife, move to Leicester 1924s as bricklayer for Chapman Brothers. Mentions joining march during General Strike of 1926. Mention of removal of remains from Gallowtree Chapel to Welford Road Cemetery. Talks about work for the Corporation, dust carts, working on City's sewerage/drainage system up to retirement in 1965. Mentions places to go out in 1965, such as Trocadero. Mention of bringing Greville Janner MP to meeting of Building Trade Workers. Mentions hobbies, reads three of his poems. Comments that he worked on many of Leicester's landmark buildings, was president of Leicester & District Trades Union Council.
Place of birth: Bedford
Education: Harper Trust Boys School, Bedford
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Playing time: 1 hr 15 mins
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: CHCL
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