Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Rowett, Ray, 1910 - , Interviewee, Male, Factory worker; Miner;
Speaker: Rostron, Jo, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls the poverty and poor diet experienced by the mining families of Yorkshire. Talks about improvising musical instruments out everyday objects and the entertainment available for the wealthy. Recalls family co-operation in domestic duties and shared wage packets. Describes school discipline and lessons. Recalls playing in jazz band and bookings at dance halls. Describes move to London.
Place of birth: Yorkshire
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire, Yorkshire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, London,
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 14/5/1984
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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