Leicester Oral History Archive
Speaker: Highfields, - , Interviewee, ,
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Summary of interview item: Highfields. Extracts from interview with Mr S. Coleman recalling life in the Highfields area of Leicester, in the early years of the 20th century. Memories of Highfields, Leicester as a child at the turn of the 20th century. Recalling school, children's games, various jobs carried out by local residents, food eaten, shops and shopping and mental illness. Describes local fairs, Leicester Coffee House outlets and many of the public houses in Leicester, particularly in Humberstone Gate, as well as the ice skating and roller skating rinks in Leicester.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s,1910s
Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 26 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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