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537, CH/050/0168
Community History Collection

Speaker: Begg, Mohammed., 1952 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: , Interviewer,

Summary of interview item: Mentions background, schooling in East Africa and coming to Leicester in 1969. Describes Muslim festivals of Eid and Birthday of the Prophet, and compares the celebrations in East Africa with those in Leicester. Explains how celebrations have grown in Leicester and become more prominent. Details how people pilgrimage to Mecca for Hajj and his own experience of this. Recalls games played in East Africa and the weather. Describes decorations used for festivals and how the different religious festivals in Leicester are celebrated by members of different religions. Comments on diverse nature of Muslim community in Leicester.
Place of birth: East Africa
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1960s,1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Language: English

Recording Date: 8/6/1994
Playing time: 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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