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603, CH/098/106
Community History Collection

Speaker: Unknown, - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: , Interviewer,

Summary of interview item: Describes background to leaving Jamaica for Britain after World War II. Describes problems finding housing, racism, living in Battersea, London. Details various jobs, wages; mentions wife coming to London, saving money for mortgage. Gives reasons for coming to Leicester, 1960. Describes jobs, wages. Second speaker then talks about finding work in Kentish Town, London, coming to Leicester in 1968, working as kitchen porter at Holiday Inn. One of two interviews carried out at Leicester's Society for Blind Afro-Caribbean Group.
Place of birth: Jamaica
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: London, Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/2/1996
Playing time: 46 mins
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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