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1384, WS/021/21
Walnut Street

Speaker: Healey, G, 1912 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes family and home in Filbert Street, Leicester. Detailed account of diptheria epidemic of 1923. Mention of Leicester City Football Club matches and players in late 1920s, his family's lack of money, school days. Details early working life in hosiery factory. Anecdotes illustrate poverty of 1930s. Talks about experiences during Second World War. Lists local shops. Comments on cramped housing, boathouse at canal, changes on Bede Island, liking of cattle market. Brief mention of foundry in Clarendon Street.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 26/10/1994
Playing time: 1hr 25 mins
Access Restrictions: No copyright Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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