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390, LO/010/C10
Leicester Oral History Archive

Speaker: Leicester's Slums, - , Interviewee, ,
Speaker: , Interviewer,

Summary of interview item: Leicester's slums; memories of Gravel Street, Leicester. Compilation of edited extracts from interviews describing the housing and life in the interwar period, in Gravel Street, Leicester. Details of the poor housing conditions and the layout of the houses are given. Also described are aspects of daily life, sanitation, lighting, heating and everyday life. Elements of housework, particularly washing and 'taking in' washing are recalled. The contributors to this tape are: Mrs Rudkin, Mrs Hall, Mrs Swan, Mr Stacey, Mr Newbold, Mr Hall and Mr Shrive.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Gravel Street,
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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