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1379, WS/016/15
Walnut Street

Speaker: Harrison, Ronald, 1925 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Co-op worker
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Lists many shops, such as Sherwin's Tripe Shop, in Walnut Street area of Leicester. Gives brief description of courts near Outram Street. Describes aspects of home life such as bath night, gas lighting, 'best' room, coming of electricity. Recalls local parks, childhood games, teachers at Hazel Street School. Describes getting job at Co-op. Mentions effects of Second World War (WWII) such as rations, fire watching, black market. Lists cinemas in Leicester, recalls parties at end of WWII. Mentions mess caused locally by slum clearances in 1950s, 1960s. Gives opinion on what should be done during current City Challenge scheme.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Hazel Street School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 28/9/1994
Playing time: 2 hrs
Access Restrictions: No copyright Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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