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1223, CH/136
Community History Collection

Speaker: Battison, Roy, - 0, Interviewee, Male, Butcher, Factory worker
Speaker: Holyoak, V, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Talks about growing up in North Evington area of Leicester. Describes interior of family home, attending Moat School then Bridge School. Talks about childhood episodes such as walk to Barkby, sliding down Granby Avenue in winter, errands. Describes working with father as butcher 1941/2, meat deliveries, corned beef, uncle was secretary of meat buying group, using local slaughterhouse and process of slaughtering, local tripe shop, preparing meat, foods at Christmas, making sausages. Mentions failed army medical, work in baker's. Recalls Granby Avenue air raid shelter, local air raid, sound of German bombers. Explains changes leading to business closing in 1960s, hours worked.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Moat School, Bridge School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Butcher
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 15/11/1995
Playing time: 1 hr 90 mins
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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