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1350, CH/181/HS
Community History Collection

Speaker: Charles, Hilda, 1922 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Secretary
Speaker: Mills, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Thumbnail sketch of area around Fielding and Johnson factory in West Bond Street, Leicester, describes interior of houses. Names shops etc. on High Street, mentions registering with food providers such as grocers during World War II (WWII). Brief mention of Fielding and Johnson being fined for chimney smoke pollution, using their air raid shelters during bombing, work as secretary at Jones & Shipman. Mentions elephant tethered at Dixie Arms pub. Lists dance venues attended, briefly mentions forces canteen on clocktower, general chat about shops in Leicester. Part of a series of interviews about the High Street.
Place of birth: Rochdale
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Engineer
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 14/3/1997
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: No
Transcription: Yes
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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