Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Stretton, Elizabeth, 1909 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls growing up in Corporation Road, Belgrave, Leicester. Talks about her father's butcher's business, deliveries by horse drawn cart and how butchers had to ration meat during the Second World War. Mentions fire watching during the war. Describes making visits to grandmother's and leisure trips, details the transport used, bus, taxi, horse and cart, also describes the canal barges. Talks about the fairs and other activities, such as tennis in Abbey Park.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Butcher
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 30/5/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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