Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Butler, F., 1906 - , Interviewee, Male, Tailor;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls work as a tailor and working for the Co-operative tailoring department. Mentions involvement in the trade union movement and supporting conscientious objectors during the Second World War. Recalls moves to different locations including Plymouth, Wallsall and Gloucester. Talks about the Labour Party in the 1950s. Describes his part in affiliation of Plymouth Co-op Society into Co-op party. Mentions links between the Labour Party and the Co-op and the differences between the political and business sides of the Co-op.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: , Children:
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 23/10/1985
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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