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737, LO/105/056
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
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 15/6/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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