Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Newbold, Bill, 1911 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls accident as a child and resulting hospitalisation at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Talks about the various fairs, such as the Ross Walk fairand Goose Fair and family connections to the fair people. Describes getting involved in boxing and the boxing training he did to become a boxer. Mentions George Biddles and Bob Parker, local boxing promoters. Mentions a train crashing into someone's back garden, parent's shop and selling newspapers. Talks about area around Sanvey Gate, a rat catcher's pit near The Ship pub, fights in local public houses, discipline in the home and his grandmother Ginny Carter stopping fights.
Place of birth:
Education: Slater Street School;
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Shop keeper
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 15/6/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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