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784, LO/148/099
Leicester Oral History Collection

Speaker: Marsden, Leslie, 1918 - , Interviewee, Male, Railway worker, driver;
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood games and school days in Leicester. Talks about first job in a brewery, then work at Imperial Typewriters in East Park Road, Leicester. Describes joining LMS railways, firstly on the footplate and graduating from fireman to driver. Describes in detail his work with LMS and then British Rail giving detail of the Leicester railway sheds, experiences during the Second World War, wages and conditions, effects of weather, nationalisation and the change from steam to diesel.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Ellis Avenue infant school; Harrison Road school;
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 24/1/1985
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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