Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Pilgrim, Norman, 1931 - , Interviewee, Male, Television repair man; Chemist's assistant;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood living on the Braunstone Estate just after it was built. Describes houses and conditions on the estate. Describes working as a chemist's assistant in a shop on Waterloo Street, Leicester. Recalls leaving school and working as an apprentice electrician, describes training. Mentions different forms of transport in Leicester and steam vehicles. Recalls building own radio and the arrival of television to Leicester in 1949. Talks about the Leicester Radio Society, Braunstone Aerodrome and changes to Leicester during and after the Second World War. Mentions gas and electrical supplies and the advent of refrigerators, electrical cookers, cleaners and washing machines.
Place of birth:
Education: Holy Cross school
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 9/10/1985
Playing time: 1 hr 10 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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