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719, LO/087/038
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Bell,Cecil, - , Interviewee, Male, Office worker;
Speaker: Rostron, Jo, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls the family home in Leicester around the time of the First World War. Describes food shortages, domestic equipment and jobs in the home. Also recalls family holiday, and stay in hospital as a child. Recalls father's return from the war and subsequent employment. Describes the effects of the depression and General Strike. Recalls various entertainments, such as the cinema and forms of transport in Leicester. Talks about starting work in an office, the wages he earned and cost of living.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Painter and decorator
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 9/5/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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