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1822, EM/108/B
EMOHA project

Speaker: Goddard, Herald, 1915 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Businessman
Speaker: Hyde C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Joint interview with wife. Talks about upbringing in Leicester, father being conscientious objector during First World War (WWI). Describes temperate, non-conformist 'middle class' attitudes, families, connections & community in Leicester. Mention of going away to boarding school, joining family firm, connections with Gimson family, Henry Peach. Mentions good relations with domestic staff, leisure & culture in Leicester, describes Clarendon Park/Queens Road area, grandfather's estate, neighbours. Gives history of family business [Goddard's Silver Plating]. Discuss building family home [post-war, modern, listed building], influences on design, problems when building, local attitudes to modern design, living in the house.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Businessman
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 25/11/2003
Playing time: 1 hr 27 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference: EM/108/A

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