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711, LO/078/030
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Draper, George, 1890 - , Interviewee, Male, Blacksmith; Royal Naval service
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls life in Leicester just before and after the turn of the 20th century. Describes the Market Place including the Leicester volunteers parading, the cheese market and the Salvation Army. Recalls the celebrations for the relief of Mafeking and Kimberley during the Boer War. Talks about his work as a blacksmith. Describes various shops and landmarks in Leicester. Describes service in the Royal Navy during the First World War, in particular his experience of the landings at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles.
Place of birth:
Education: St Martin's Junior, Union Street
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Tobacconist
Mother's Occupation: Parlour maid
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s,1910s
Language: English

Recording Date: 10/4/1984
Playing time: 1 Hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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