Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Haq, Abdul, 1917 - , Interviewee, Male, traffic Warden; Security; Market Trader;
Speaker: Cobbett, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls arrival in Leicester from Punjab in 1938. Mentions family and education. Describes Leicester when he first arrived and Leicester during the Second World War. Describes changes to city centre over the years and the changing attitudes of the people. Talks about his work on the market. Gives his opinion on later immigration from Pakistan and India and the 1962 Immigration Act. Recalls how the Second World War and Partition of India prevent him from returning to India and caused loss of contact with his family. Talks about forming India League in Leicester in 1945 and Indian independence. Mentions where he lived in Leicester, first New Walk then Central Avenue. Describes changes to Clarendon Park area.
Place of birth: Punjab, India
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s,1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 8/8/1985
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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