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1528, EM/095
EMOHA project

Speaker: McClelland, Jim, 1930 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Draughtsman; Magistrate
Speaker: Smith, A, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes 1930s childhood in Belfast, mentions representing Northern Ireland at athlectics, outlines progress to becoming draughtsman. Brief comments on relations between Catholic and Protestant neighbours, areas of Belfast. Outlines move to Wigston, Leicester, in 1950s for better job prospects at English Electric Company. Describes Wigston, local community, reflects on what makes a community. Talks about effects of World War II on childhood, local air raids, Americans. Describes career as magistrate, changes in practice, problems dealing with ethnic minorities. Gives childhood memories of police, anecdotes. Reflects on changes in transport, particularly buying first car and the changes this brought in lifestyle.
Place of birth: Belfast
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Soldier
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: County Antrim, Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Belfast, Wigston
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 9/6/2003
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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