Leicester Oral history Archive Collection
Speaker: Meadows, Christopher, 1903 - , Interviewee, Male, Cabinet Maker;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life and attending Harrison Road School prior to going to Leicester Art and Technical College. Describes the college and classes in cabinet making. Recalls becoming an apprentice cabinet maker with the firm of Perkins, Neil and Stockwell in Redcross Street, Leicester. Gives a detailed account of his apprenticeship, mentions different woods, tools, methods and the craftsmanship of cabinet makers. Describes different places such as Skeffington Hall, Stoneygate and Quenby Hall, where he carried out work. Describes an ice house meat safe at Wanlip Hall. Recalls seeing the Yorkshire Light infantry in Leicester during the First World War.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Harrison Road School; Leicester Art & Technical College
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Policeman
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 30/9/1985
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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