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426, LO/046/C46
Leicester Oral History Archive

Speaker: Courting Days, - , Interviewee, ,
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Summary of interview item: Courting Days. Compilation of interview extracts recalling the courting practices of Leicester people in the early decades of the 20th century. Detailed descriptions of how young people courted, the places known for courting, such as London Road, Leicester Palais and Bradgate Park and the different techniques used to attract the opposite sex are remembered. The lack of sex education at the time, the sexual protocol, the importance of virginity and pregnancy before marriage are recalled. Those contributing to the compilation are: Mrs Hawes, Mr Boyall, Mr Gregory, Mr Rowett, Mrs Barrs, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Bradsworth, Mrs Calow, Mrs Smart, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Bates.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 54 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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