Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Bevans, Frank, 1914 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls life in the Belgrave area of Leicester, including the Penny Bazaar cinema, Cossington Street penny baths and their use as a dance hall, boxing arena and gym. Describes local allotments, the washing process and where the well off lived in Belgrave.
Place of birth: Belgrave, Leicester
Education: Ellis Avenue school;
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Shoe worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 22/5/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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