Leicester City Museums Collection
Speaker: Phipps, John, - , Interviewee, Male, Chief Executive Town Hall Clerk;
Speaker: Jarrett, Bob, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Transcript of interview recalling the tram system in Leicester from the 1920s. Mentions the different routes, the electric tramway, the former horse drawn tramway and the abandoning of routes from the 1930s. Describes the shifts that tram conductors worked, the frequency of the services, the overhead system and points and the charging system. Mentions the popularity of use of the trams and the general lack of mechanical problems with the trams.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Tram conductor
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/5/1998
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: LCMS
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