Community History Collection
Speaker: Hodgson, Elsie, - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Brown, Cynthia, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Summarises early life, from age 3, in Wharf Street area of Leicester. Recalls "Top Hat" butcher, Chester Street dispensary. Lists shops, factories, pubs, trades. Mentions Massarella's, dance classes, Mr King grocer arrested for 'assaulting boys'. Mentions Calvert's bakery. Recalls Britannia Street lodging house tenants. Describes housing conditions, poverty, community spirit, domestic duties. Recalls "Ragged Mission" outings. Refers to ex-head of Taylor Street School, rumour of "elephant man" relative. Talks of demolition in city centre, mentions public toilets, annual dance, Salvation Army.
Place of birth: India
Education: Brunswick Street
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Army
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Recording Date: 11/7/1994
Playing time: 60mins
Access Restrictions: Full Clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
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