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708, LO/075/026/A
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Hall, Iris, 1930 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls life in the West Short Street area of Leicester from the 1930s. Describes the housing and living conditions of this slum area and how neighbours supported one another. Describes preparations for Christmas, playing childhood games and starting school. Mentions the illnessess that were prevalant at the time such as diptheria and scarlet fever.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Casual work
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 17/2/1984
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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