Community History Collection
Speaker: Crosher, Tom, - , Interviewee, Male, Rent Collector with Spencers from 20 yrs
Speaker: Hogge, John, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes job as a rent collector Bonners Lane area of Leicester. Recalls poor conditions. Recounts number of stories of rent collections. Comments on workforce of boot, shoe and hosiery trades and its decline. Describes differing sanitary conditions in properties, poverty. Comments on opportunities to make a living, community spirit and crime. Mentions pubs, church, working mens club movement. Recalls football. Mentions school at St Andrews Church, and Havelock Street. Describes residents' use of credit, mentions Leicester Market. Comments on grim conditions, though properties well looked after.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Recording Date: 20/1/1994
Playing time: 45mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
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