Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Benson, C. A., 1900 - , Interviewee, Male, Architect;
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Assistant City Architect of Leicester talks about the design of house in Leicester by Arthur Wakerley, town planning, and pressure for slum clearance by the Medical Officer of Health, Dr Millard. Describes the building of "Boot" houses on the Saffron Lane Estate and the problems with the new buildings. Talks about the layout of the Braunstone Estate.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 15/1/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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