Leicester Oral History Archive
Speaker: The Three R's, - , Interviewee, ,
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Summary of interview item: The Three R's. Compilation of interview extracts recalling different aspects of education in Leicester during the first half of the 20th century. Different recollections of schooling in Leicester schools, including Abbey Road , Stretton Road, Harrison Road, King Richards Road, Narborough Road and Melbourne Road schools and Wyggeston Grammar. Details of the curriculum taught, including languages and physical instruction, equipment, uniforms worn and the discipline and corporal punishment used are described. Difficulties experienced in obtaining grammar school education are recalled along with details of attending grammar and technical schools. The effects of war on education, during both the First World War and Second World War, are remembered. The difficulties encountered by some in remaining in education, beyond fourteen years of age, are given. Experience of Higher Education, including Leicester college, the London School of Medicine and various universities are described. Contributors to the compilation are: Mrs Rudkin, Mrs Boyall, Mr Martin, Mrs Hurst, Mrs Fall, Mr Boyall, Mrs Hayes, Mr Hopkins, Mr Draper, Mrs Pepper, Mr Tansley, Mr Boulter, Mr Stacey, Mrs Smith, Mr Smith, Mrs Frampton, Mrs Stevenson, Miss Smith, Mrs Alderwick, Rev Pickering, Mr Mansell, Miss Grain, Mr Mole, Mr Granger, Mr & Mrs Falkener, Dr Morton, Mrs Challands, Mrs Calow.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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