Speaker: Simms, Pete, 1933 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Upholsterer
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Brief family background in Walnut Street area of Leicester. Describes various aspects of life in area as child, early experience of work as cabinet maker/upholsterer at Perkins, teenage activities in area. Talks about slum clearance of 1960s, 1970s, definition of 'slum', properties on Crown Street, Kentish Street. Recalls the process in some detail, how much people knew of procedings, compensations awarded. Reflects on changing character of area, disappearance of social networks, increased traffic, air quality. Comments on City Challenge schme, impact of students and Leicester Polytechnic [De Montfort University].
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Hazel Street school, Westcotes school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Factory worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 21/9/1994
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: No copyright Item Copyright: EMOHA
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