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792, LO/156/107
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: White, George, 1893 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls his family's involvement with the 1905 Unemployed March and Trade Union activities. Talks about his father's part in the Unemployed March as a leader and how he himself tried to join the march but was turned back. Describes the start of the march and how news of the marchers was received by his family. Talks about how his father's work in the boot and shoe trade, his mother's work as a tailoress and his sisters' work at Butler's in Walnut Street were all affected by their Trade Unionism. Mentions that his mother and sisters found employment at Morleys in High Cross Street which was a union house. Talks about meeting his wife and waiting to marry until December 1914, having been in the Army since September 1914. Mentions that the 1905 marchers were given pork pies by Folwells, a Leicester butcher, on their return, and a commemorative medal by Alderman Banton.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: All Saints church school; Elbow Lane school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Boot & shoe worker
Mother's Occupation: Tailoress
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s
Language: English

Recording Date: 13/2/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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