Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Robinson, C., 1908 - , Interviewee, Male, Hairdresser; Army, Tank driver.
Speaker: Noble,L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes his early life, father's family and brief history of Hugglescote, includes schooldays and Sunday school. Recalls childhood games, Hugglescote Wakes and other pastimes, including cycling and cycling holidays. Also describes his first job in a barber's shop as a lather boy and continues with his training and work as a hairdresser for 60 years. Describes other shops and the roads in the village. Recalls his Army service during the Second World War in the North African desert, Italy and Holland.
Place of birth: Hugglescote, Leicestershire
Education: Church of England school.
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 2
Father's Occupation: Construction
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Huggelscote
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 15/10/1987
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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