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853, LO/217/168
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Townley, Doug, 1906 - , Interviewee, Male, Policeman; Plumber;
Speaker: Simpson, T, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Gives detailed account of work in the police force from the 1930s. Describes move into the police force in 1929 from being a trained plumber. Gives detailed account of joining the Leicester Constabulary, the training, work and conditions. Describes being stationed in Oadby for fifteen years due to the Second World War and the experience of wartime police work. Mentions some of the unsavoury aspects of police work he experienced.
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Marital Status: , Children:
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 17/10/1985
Playing time: 1 hr 10 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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