Community History Collection
Speaker: Herrill, Danny, - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with Henry Dunphy, Danny Herrill, John Murphy, Noreen Naan about reasons for coming to Leicester from Ireland in 1940s/50s, returning to Ireland, Leicester as 'home', expectations when first arrived, first impressions of Leicester, discrimination, dances at weekends, local Irish community, reserved character of local people, work done, St Patrick's day celebrations, church going and social life, further comments on prejudice, sense of belonging, pride in work, identity, problems encountered after Birmingham bombs of 1974. Further conversation about cost of migration, Irish community when firstarrived in Leicester, success of people like (Sir) Tony O'Reilly, initial ambitions to move on, socialising via pubs or churches, changes in attitude to Irish.
Place of birth: Ireland
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 23/10/1995
Playing time: 1 hr 5 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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