Leicester Oral history Archive Collection
Speaker: Shelvey, Frederick, 1906 - , Interviewee, Male, Police Inspector; Telegraphist;
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls family background and spare time jobs in Market Harborough before leaving school to become a telegraph boy. Describes joining the police force in 1928 aged twenty two and describes in detail his work and life as a policeman, until he retired from the police force as a police inspector in 1954. Gives details on the pattern of work, the nature of violence and crime that he encountered. Also recounts his work in Civil Defence during the Second World War and other aspects of policing during the war. Talks about his education and promotion in the force.
Place of birth: Rugby, Warwickshire
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: railway engine driver
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Market Harborough, Leicester,
Recording Date: 5/11/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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