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553, EM/017
EMOHA Project

Speaker: Anon, 1936 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Electricity Board, various
Speaker: Brown, C, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Briefly recalls not knowing father on his return from World War II (WWII). Talks about wartime childhood on Saffron Lane Estate, Leicester, having evacuees, brief mention of cinema seats being slashed. Mentions schools attended, various local anecdotes, family known for fights, food eaten such as offal, local characters, attitudes to men thought to be avoiding the services during WWII, local pig bins, entertainment on local park, mother catching last orders at pub. Talks about the Aylestone and other local cinemas such as Rex Kinema. Describes how spent money as a child, various games played. Mentions more local characters, anecdotes, teenage dances, local police, playing on the railway, areas kept to. Brief mention of Eyres Monsell before the estate was built. Talks about local German prisoners of war, American soldiers, starting bonfires at end of war, local ice-cream man. Lists prices paid for houses, various jobs held.
Place of birth:
Education: Southfields Drive Infants; Newry; Linwood Lane;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Electrical engineer
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 7/3/1996
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Name witheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: No
Transcription: Yes
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference: WS/013/12/B

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