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502, CH/023/0140
Community History Collection

Speaker: Bantan, Eileen, - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Brown, Cynthia, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes return to Wharf Street area of Leicester in 1947. Talks of childhood in Bedford Street area. Describes people, shops, Carley Street chapel, community spirit. Talks of her grocer's shop, customers, support of community. Recalls parents. Recalls shops in 1950s, Sunday school, pawnbrokers. Talks of competition between traders. Mentions daughter went to Ragged School, Hippodrome. Comments on feeling safe, living on eggs and speckled fruit. Recalls ice cream sellers, taking lodgers. Comments on hard work, parents dying young.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Milton Street; Elbow Lane
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation: Hosiery
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 26/9/1994
Playing time: 60mins
Access Restrictions: No consent form Item Copyright: CHLCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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