Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Hall, Albert, 1907 - , Interviewee, Male, Carpenter's apprentice; Carpenter;
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls the start and end of the First World War, food rationing and father going to war. Describes housing conditions in the Fleet Street area of Leicester. Recalls the unemployed workers revolt in 1919. Describes moving to the Braunstone estate, the rents and facilities, problems and the Tenants' Association. Describes joining the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers and attending the National Council of Labour Colleges classes at the Secular Hall. Also recalls his activity in the trade union. Mentions the Basque Children's organization, contact with both Mr and Mrs Attenborough senior, the Spanish Aid Committee and comrades who were killed fighting in the Spanish Civil War. Talks about other political activity and Czechoslovakian refugees coming to England in 1938.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 24/2/1984
Playing time: 1 hr 10 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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