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562, LM/005/5
Leicester City Museums Collection

Speaker: Snowball, George, - , Interviewee, Male, Museum Keeper;
Speaker: Shepherd, N., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls the New Walk Museum's centenary celebrations in 1949 and describes what he would like to see for the 150th anniversary celebrations. Recalls some of the directors of the museum he has worked with, such as Mr. Walden, Dr Hodges, and Trevor Thomas. Gives an anecdote about the museum's security. Recalls Dr Lowe's collection of Swiss rocks and a fire at the museum. Recalls how he applied for the job of assistant keeper in 1947 after graduating and moved to Leicester. Mentions the "Please do touch" exhibition as the exhibition he was proudest of.
Place of birth: London,
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 15/5/1998
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: LCMS
Summary: No
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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