Community History Collection
Speaker: Hopkins, Kenneth Edmund, 1927 - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Grew up in Aylestone Park area of Leicester. Talks about Co-operative horse drawn coal delivery and stables, local wharf, details of work on coal delivery, horses. Anecdotes about discipline at Lansdowne Road School, local swimming baths, bombs falling on Cavendish Road during World War II. Talks about National Service training, postings in India, Cyprus, being demobbed. Talks further about time in India, briefly mentions Mr Ghandi and home rule. Outlines work at Imperial Typewriters and then Bentley's (engineering). Mentions trying to find work when made redundent from Bentley's.
Place of birth:
Education: Lansdowne Road School
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 2/4/1993
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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