Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Redfern, Thomas, 1899 - , Interviewee, Male, Engineer; Royal Flying Corps; Painter and Decorator
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls the West End of Leicester prior to 1914. Describes serving in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Gives a detailed description of unemployment after the war, including going before the Board of Guardians for unemployment relief. Recalls the Rupert Street march in 1921. Describes early medical insurance and health care, and pawn shops.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s,1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 7/12/1983
Playing time: 1 hr 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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