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385, LO/005/C5
Leicester Oral History Archive

Speaker: The West End, - , Interviewee, ,
Speaker: , Interviewer,

Summary of interview item: The West End. Edited extracts of interview with Mr W. Lenton. The West End of Leicester is recalled prior to the First World War with descriptions of the area and adjacent locations, including shops, cinema, the ice rink and recreation areas. Describes working for a butcher and as an apprentice at Hall and Earls in Braunstone Gate. Recalls the outbreak of the First World War and the food shortages caused by the war. Describes the Adult School Movement and his attendance at the West End Adult school from 1918.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, West End,
Periods Covered: 1910s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 31 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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