Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Martin, Bob, 1919 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Rostron, Jo, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes how his parents met during the First World War, the family home in Western Park Road and the local area. Talks about the trams. Talks about the origins of the Little Theatre. Describes becoming a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve ( RAFVR) as a trainee pilot and being called up for service in the RAF. Gives his reasons for wanting to fight due to trip to Germany in 1936 which he recalls. Describes becoming a prisoner of war (POW) and his experience as a POW and escape.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Wyggeston Boys School;
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 6/6/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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