Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Pickering, Thomas Rev, - , Interviewee, Male, Curate; Maths teacher;
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Part time curate recalls the poverty encountered when visiting poor areas of Leicester, particularly Belgrave Gate and Wharf Street. Describes the conditions and ill health encountered. Mentions the poverty of the nuns at St Marks's convent and the nuns' care of the elderly. Talks about pupils he taught, as a maths teacher at Alderman Newton's school, those from these areas being his brightest pupils. Describes the disintegration of the community with slum clearance and redevelopment.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Recording Date: 1/10/1984
Playing time: 15 mins
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
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