Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Lowe, Reginald, 1919 - , Interviewee, Male, Departmental General Manager, Co-op;
Speaker: Flawith, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls schooling and living on the Braunstone Estate. Describes job opportunities in time of high unemployment in 1930s and obtaining work with the Co-operative Society. Mentions night school and educational opportunities with the Co-op. Details studies and becoming an instructor at Alderman Newton's School and Staff Training Officer for the Leicestershire Co-op Society. Relates post-war rationing to obtaining custom. Recalls unemployment of 1930s and reiterates details of his training with Co-op. Talk about his Christian beliefs and being a conscientious objector during the Second World War and the tribunals he had to go through. Describes management course in 1954. Talks about philosophy of Co-operation and Christianity. Mentions interest in music.
Place of birth:
Education: Secondary Modern to age 14
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 23/10/1985
Playing time: 1hr 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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