Community History Collection
Speaker: Pettit, P, - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Brown, Cynthia, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes George Street in Wharf Street area of Leicester, mentions ratcatcher/sweep, school, "Oddfellows Arms", shops, houses, factories. Comments on women workers. Recalls cinema, Wharf Street shops, clothes, pubs, pawnshop. Describes conditions of houses on Wharf Street. Mentions childhood recreation, comments on feeling safe, though parts were rough, community spirit. Recalls school, work, WWII, health services, death etiquette. Recalls visit of George V and Mary (1919). Comments on discipline and respect.
Place of birth:
Education: St Lukes; Chester Street
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 30/6/1994
Playing time: 60mins
Access Restrictions: Do not disclose address Item Copyright: CHLCL
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