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
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 24/10/1984
Playing time: 24 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Page Automatically Generated
Use the browser's back button to return to the previous screen.