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712, LO/079/031
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Warren, Arch, 1914 - , Interviewee, Male, Cinema projectionist; Electrician; Royal Air Force;
Speaker: Pallett, Trevor, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls school days and living in the West End of Leicester, describes housing conditions and a Zeppelin flying over Leicester. Talks about his work as an electrician and as a cinema projectionist, at the Floral Hall and other cinemas, during the time of the silent pictures, then the talking pictures. Describes the changing technology used to project the films and the pay and hours of work.
Place of birth: Foxon Street, Leicester
Education: Shaftsbury School; Westcotes School;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Piano polisher
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 18/4/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
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