Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Rossa, P., 1907 - , Interviewee, Male, Ice cream vendor;
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls parents' migration to Leicester prior to the First World War and father's work as an ice cream maker and seller. Describes joining his parents in Leicester in 1920 and working in the family business. Describes the business; making ice cream, the types of ice cream sold, transport used and the areas the produce was sold. Mentions closing the business during the Second World War and delivering coal.
Place of birth: Italy
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Ice cream vendor
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 12/6/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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