Community History Collection
Speaker: Tailby, W, - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Hogge, John, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes Bonners Lane area of Leicester, mentions "Smiths" coal merchants, tripe shop, "Turner Elastic Web Weavers", "Eccleshares" fruit and veg shop. Talks about pawn shop clientele. Mentions pubs "Alderman Inn", "Dewbies", "Angel", "Swan and Rushes". Recollects Christmas walk to cemetery and trip to bakers for bird. Recalls alley known as "Twizzle and Twine". Discusses invalid boot and shoe shop on Grange Lane. Describes "Ben Wards bookeepers". Mentions "Marshalls" sweet shop and Girls Orphanage. Comments on community, cramped conditions. Discusses Father's unemployment and the Means Test. Recalls how family coped. Describes childhood games. Recalls street known as "pudding-bag". Describes bonfire night in street.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Hosiery Trimmer
Mother's Occupation: Cleaner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 13/1/1994
Playing time: 40mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
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