Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Stewart, Joan, 1920 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Simpson, Tom, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in the Belgrave area of Leicester during the 1930s. Gives memories of Belgrave, including views of the community and local factories. Recalls holiday and excursion destinations and the poor transport. Describes games and pastimes of children and the activities and amusements available locally, such as the Cossington Street baths. Talks about family entertainment and the two cinemas in Belgrave. Talks about the local schools and describes Glen Street school. Mentions the Leicester Pageant. Talks about Sunday school at St Peter's church and other local churches. Comments on the effect of the 1930s slump upon Leicester.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Glen Street school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 19/1/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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