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639, EE/11/12
Ethnic Elders Collection

Speaker: Virji, Harjivanbhai, 1919 - , Interviewee, Male, Electrician;
Speaker: Singh, R., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood and early life in India. Recalls work in mill in Ahmedabad, respect for elders and games. Recalls travel to Tanganyika in 1937, then on to Kenya and Uganda and the work he did. Mentions meeting his wife, work in a power station and his children. Talks about being an electrician and return to India. Describes children moving to U.K. followed by his wife and his eventual move to England. Recalls time in London and move to Leicester.
Place of birth: Sautashtra, India
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 6 Daughters: 3
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County:
Location: Town/Place:
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: Gujarati

Recording Date: 15/4/1999
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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