Community History Collection
Speaker: Smith, Iris, 1929 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Simpson, P, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Father died when she was 4, lived with Grandfather in Crafton Street, Leicester. Description of area, early life, schools. Mentions poverty, visits to Grandfathers shop, parks, childhood games, cinema and library, Taylor Street school. Left school at 14. Briefly mentions work at Co-op shoe department. Describes local shops, pubs. Recalls reputation for being a rough area, happy childhood, different levels of poverty. Married in 1954, left the area in 1956. Her mother moved out when demolition commenced.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Christow Street; Milton Street; Taylor Street
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 30/11/1993
Playing time: 20mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
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