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705, LO/072/023
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Swann, E., 1916 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood and early life living in Gravel Street, Leicester. Describes the housing conditions, childhood games, food and visits to the pawn shop. Talks about father's work at the Palace picture house, dancing at the Palais on Humberstone Gate, and her grandfather's work as a scissor grinder.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: St Margaret's school, Canning Place;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Scene shifter
Mother's Occupation: Washer woman
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 2/2/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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