Community History Collection
Speaker: Bishop, R. C., 1919 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Mills, Joyce, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes exploring the ‘buried’ Collegiate Church on Asylum Street in the Newarke, Leicester, as a boy in 1932 before site was used for extension of Art and Technical College’s Hawthorn Building, now part of De Montfort University. Discusses accounts relating to possible locations of King Richard III’s tomb in Leicester, and that most are wrong, adding his own theory about where Richard III was buried. Mentions other archaeological sites and artefacts found in Leicester including a Roman Temple underneath Holiday Inn car park, and tomb of Mary de Bowen.
Place of birth:
Education: Gateway Grammar School
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s
Recording Date: 30/11/1993
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: CHCL
Cross Reference: Printed Material
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