Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Taylor, Mr., - , Interviewee, Male, Builder, plasterer;
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with wife. Mr Taylor describes in detail his work in the building trade, union membership and wages. Mrs Taylor recalls move to Leicester as a child in 1915, from Melton Mowbray. Describes the West End of Leicester, during the First World War, including the housing, poverty and pawnbrokers. Recalls the schools she went to and being a member of the Girl Guides. Recalls food shortages, the end of the war and the Spanish Flu. Recalls going to work in the office of The Magic Polish Company on Western Road. Describes the company in detail.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 10/1/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: see LO/069/020/A
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