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763, LM/016/T2
Leicester City Museums Collection

Speaker: Court, Harold, 1911 - , Interviewee, Male, Tram conductor; Tram driver;
Speaker: Jarrett, Bob, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Transcript of interview with former Leicester tram conductor. Recalls working on the trams as a conductor from 1931 and moving on to tram driving and bus driving. Describes the bus driving training and effect of bomb damage to trams during the Second World War. Recalls the routes he worked on, the service and demand for use. Describes the experience of tram driving on routes in Leicester, accidents whilst driving and driving in the Blackout. Talks about driving during adverse weather conditions and the trams' braking system. Describes the shift system, the uniform and pay. Mentions the time table.
Place of birth: Sheffield
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 8/5/1998
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: LCMS
Summary: No
Transcription: Yes
Cross Reference:

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