Arqueotex Project Collection
Speaker: Davenport, Charles, - 0, Interviewee, Male, Businessman
Speaker: Murray, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Talks about history of family business, A Davenport & Sons, in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Mentions great grandfather's connection with Co-operative (Co-op) movement, grandfather starting business, use of female labour, father's education. Talks about relations with staff, family involvement with firms, role of church and chapel, community involvement of manufacturers, the Co-op, imports, carrer choices. Mentions importance of heritage, Hinckley being a prosperous town, changes in industry, immigration and involvement in trade, decline of wholesalers, low status of manufacturing.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Recording Date: 18/11/1997
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: ERDF Cult Herit Proj & N.Warwick & Hink College
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