Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Clay, George, 1910 - , Interviewee, Male, Fishmonger; Market Trader;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood and early family life in Leicester. Talks about delivering to Braunstone Hall and work as a delivery boy. Recalls Oadby and what it was like as a village. Describes work in the fish market in detail and man skinning rabbits. Recalls trips to coast on Saturday to fish from trawler and details of over-fishing the stock. Describes pageant held in the market and how busy market day (Wednesday) was. Recalls effect of slum clearance on market trade and later parking fees and frozen fish. Talks about butchers' market and the new market.
Place of birth:
Education: St Barnabas Road School;
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Hawker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s 1970s
Recording Date: 13/8/1985
Playing time: 1 hr 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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