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1380, WS/017/17
Walnut Street

Speaker: Buckingham, Norman, 1914 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Hosiery worker, Engineer
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes family house on Napier Street, Leicester. Talks about the area generally, mentioning local milkman, shops, places played as children. Brief mention of riding on trams. Recalls fire at factory which became Regal cinema. Mention of Father Gilman at St Andrew's Church, swimming by canal, storing bikes for football crowds. Describes in detail work at local pawnbrokers. Outlines how came to work at Bentley's engineering. Recalls period of slum clearance in 1960s, being worried about shops disappearing. Lists main problems in area at present, such as students, parking, shopping.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Hazel Street School, Queens Road School, Aldermnan Newton School
Marital Status: Married, 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: 7/10/1994
Playing time: 1hr 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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