Community History Collection
Speaker: Marshall, Doug, 1920 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Machinist
Speaker: Mills, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes the Singer/Coronation building, High Street, Leicester. Gives brief history of Singer, states saw Singer Sports Palace bombed in Wittenburg, Germany, during World War II. Names other shops etc. on High Street, recalls Co-op dividend. Outlines large size of Singer Corporation, recalls work at Singers, places which used Singer machines, variety of machines produced. Names further shops on High Street, recalls cleaning of Singer building in 1935. Mention of local horse repository, recalls using trams and tram routes. Part of a series of interviews about the High Street.
Place of birth: Thurmaston, Leicestershire
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 20/7/1997
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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