Community History Collection
Speaker: Salmon, John, - , Interviewee, Male, Hosiery (R. and I. Morley)
Speaker: Mills, Joyce, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes work and school from 1959 - 1964 in Bonners Lane area of Leicester. Describes I and R Morleys hosiery factory. Outlines development of Gateway school and buildings. Comments on demolition of Alderman pub. Recalls GCR locomotive sheds, factories, the Barracks near the Magazine, Midland Red Bus terminus, Attenboroughs factory, Vic Berry's scrapyard. Watched demolition of housing from Morley's window. Discusses layout of area as it was. Comments on new Technical College buildings. Mentions Oxford Street Chapel, The Lancaster Grill. Detailed description of I and R Morleys. Recounts local cafe and poster making a newspaper story during 1964 election. Recounts ice cream fight. Re-iterates comments on Gateway School, Lancaster Grill, the Barracks. Mentions the dental clinic, Holiday Inn area.
Place of birth:
Education: Gateway School
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s,
Recording Date: 14/2/1994
Playing time: 45mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
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