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758, LO/126/077/A
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Bell, Cecil, - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: , Interviewer,

Summary of interview item: Joint interview with wife Mrs Bell. Recalls the Belgrave area of Leicester between the wars. Describes Christmas celebrations, children's toys and life in the 1930s. Mr Bell recalls Christmas in Holland with the American army during the Second World War. Recalls 1930s prices and wages, demand for female labour in Leicester in the hosiery trade, Leicester's higher standard of living due to women earners. Mentions attending Technical College and life on the home front during the Second World War. (see also LO/122/077/B)
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/10/1984
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: LO/122/077/B

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