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761, LO/129/080
Leicester Oral history Archive Collection

Speaker: Rocke, Leonard, 1893 - , Interviewee, Male, Engineering firm owner;
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls horse drawn trams and introduction of electric trams. Mentions Leicester Market being open and describes Leicester fair. Talks about gas lighting, lamplighters and oil lamps. Talks about the Boer war and his experiences during the First World War as a soldier. Describes being a g poison gas officer. Talks about working in his father's engineering business, shopping in Marks and Spencers, holidaying in Blackpool and the entertainments available.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Engineering
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 24/10/1984
Playing time: 24 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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