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550, CH/063/0180
Community History Collection

Speaker: Spong, Vernon, 1925 - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Holyoak, Vince, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Talks about earliest memories growing up in Spinney Hill/Highfields area of Leicester, illnesses, teachers at St Peter's Infants school, friends, childhood games such as 'Tip Cat', 'Weak Horses', 'Walling'; cinema, holidays, parents and the work they did, discipline at home, local shops and people around Wilne Street & Earl Howe Street. Anecdotes about cycling & walking. Talks about gaining scholarship at Wyggeston Grammar School, 1936, life there during World War II (WWII), snobbery. Detailed description of bomb damage in Highfields, November 1940. Briefly mentions work at Foster Brothers and Jarroms Estate Agents.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: St Peter's Infants, Wyggeston Grammar School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Printer
Mother's Occupation: Dress maker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 16/2/1995
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: No
Transcription: Yes
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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