Community History Collection
Speaker: Goss, Doris, 1909 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Brown, C, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes family drapers shop in Wharf Street area of Leicester. Recalls work in shop and as singer in clubs. Recalls pubs, shops, making ends meet. Recalls Top Hat butchers, other shopkeepers, Sunday school. Comments on having to marry in certain church as lived on 'wrong side of the street' for preferred parish. Mentions school. Talks of family, brother in WWI. Recalls Girl Guides, boyfriends, cinema. Anecdotes about staying out late and Ollorenshaw's on Clock Tower. Mentions her shop - Goss's grocer in Wharf Street, stories of customers. Recalls Saturday football, Ramsey Macdonald, Salvation Army, Ragged School Mission.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 23/6/1994
Playing time: 45mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
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