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486, CH/007/0123
Community History Collection

Speaker: Harrison, Clive, - , Interviewee, Male, Doctor
Speaker: Simpson, Pat, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes St Andrews Church school, Laxton Street, where mother taught and he attended. Recalls memories of teachers and vicar, Father Gilman, who had autographs of Mussolini and Hitler. Describes area around Bonners Lane/Walnut Street. Mentions I and R Morley, Walkers, Luke Turner, Regal Cinema, Bentley Engineering. Recalls fifteen pubs, bigger houses on Jarrom Street included dental clinic. Describes barracks by Magazine (became James Went Building) and area. Mentions poverty, malnutrition, rationing, strong community. Recounts family move to Brazil Street from North of England. Lists streets, shops and factories. Mentions Hollyoaks shop, hairdressers, Baptist chapel next to Jain Temple, "destructor" towards canal. Recalls evacuees at mother's school.
Place of birth:
Education: Laxton Street School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Wolsey Factory
Mother's Occupation: Schoolteacher
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 16/2/1994
Playing time: 25mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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