Community History Collection
Speaker: Jarvis, Horace, 1903 - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Morley, Paul, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about the development of the North Evington/Spinney Hills area of Leicester by Arthur Wakerley. Recalls visiting troops at the local Poor Law Infirmary (now Leicester General Hospital) during World War 1 (WWI), being told off as a boy by Wakerley for crossing his land. Relates how was invited by Wakerley to pick a plot for new house, got to know builders. Describes Leicester as a Liberal town, many Methodists, worked for Leicester's benefit. Recalls renting allotment, of which many in Leicester, digging during World War II (WWII). Talks further about the development of the area. Comments on lack of community spirit after WWII. Brief comments on holidays, variety of firms in area.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 2/4/1993
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: CHCL
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