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1603, EM/106/YC
EMOHA project

Speaker: Marvin, Graham, 1947 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Caretaker
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Outlines family background and childhood in Woodgate area of Leicester. Describes variety of jobs, wanting to be driver as often hitched lifts from transport cafes, not caring for authority much, having a number of jobs. Describes social life in Woodgate area, how came to current job as caretaker. Talks about teenage years, clothes worn, liking Country & Western music rather than prevailing youth culture, getting on well with adults, social life being pubs. Recalls not being too interested in Leicester as a place, mentions local characters, attitudes to girls, sex education, pregnancy, background fear of 'the (Atomic) Bomb'. Mentions independence of current job, class consiousness, working men's clubs. Briefly reflects on friendly feeling of summer of 1967, wishes had travelled more when younger.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Tyre works
Mother's Occupation: Cleaner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s
Language: English

Recording Date: 3/3/2003
Playing time: 1 hr 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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