Leicester Oral History Archive
Speaker: Gregory, Alfred, 1905 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls the family circumstance that led him to be admitted to the Countesthorpe Cottage Homes in 1908. Describes in detail the homes and conditions the children lived in. Also mentions the involvement of the Board of Guardians, villagers and parents in the homes. Recalls Mrs Pankhurst and the suffragettes burning down Blaby station and the Wright Brothers flying overhead.
Place of birth: Rugby, Warwickshire
Education: Countesthorpe Cottage Homes
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s,1910s
Recording Date: 28/11/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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