Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Mitchelson, M., 1913 - , Interviewee, Male, Lorry Driver;
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with wife. Recalls moving from Bourne in Lincolnshire to Leicester to find work. Describes the poverty he experienced as a child after his father was killed during the First World War, including ' living off the parish' and the threat of the workhouse. Talks about working as a lorry driver and bitterness at having to fight during the Second World War after losing his father during the Great War. Talks about his mother and childhood. Mentions jobs he did after leaving school.
Place of birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 11/12/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: see LO/139/090/B
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