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1366, WS/003/2
Walnut Street

Speaker: Revis, John, 1932 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Architect
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes in detail family background, childhood memories of Clarendon Street, Leicester. Comments on sense of community, understanding of social status, attending Hazel Street school. Anecdotes about Second World War, particularly presence of American troops in area. Talks about Gateway school, describes family's terraced house. Discusses Walnut Street area and slum clearance of 1960s, compares positive local attitudes to terraced housing with more negative attitudes of architects. Talks about building of St Andrew's estate, professional attitudes to housing development. Briefly comments on local City Challenge scheme.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Hazel Street School, Gateway Technical Secondary School
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 18/5/1994
Playing time: 1 hr 18 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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