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490, CH011/0127
Community History Collection

Speaker: Pratt, Jean, 1929 - , Interviewee, Female, Overlocker
Speaker: Illson, Pete, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes shops, factories, pubs in Bonners Lane area of Leicester. Mentions tripe shop, pawnshop, "Harveys", baker, Smith coal merchant, Strethams factory, Windsor Castle, Alderman pubs. Briefly refers to family life, description of home. Describes family photographs. Refers to Oxford Street Chapel, now a mosque, leads to immigration discussion. Describes domestic duties. Briefly mentions holidays. Talks about poverty, community spirit, childhood games, pranks. Lists personalities, comments on discipline. Talks about first job at Winders hosiery factory. Mentions end of WW2 party. Recalls Mr Stanley the Chimney Sweep. Recounts stories of mother in the Alderman pub. Details of home interior. Outlines general memories of traders, businesses, factories and people.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Laxton Street
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Glodston Street Shoe Factory
Mother's Occupation: Glodston Street Shoe Factory
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 27/1/1994
Playing time: 1hr45mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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