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859, LO/223/174
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Lynn, Albert, 1915 - , Interviewee, Male, Travel agent;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls work in the travel industry from the late 1920s. Describes in detail his work as a travel agent for Dean and Dawson in Leicester from 1929. Also mentions the other agents in Leicester at the time. Describes holiday destinations, trips and the rail services. Describes reason for and move to Co-operative travel agents. Gives details of this work both before and after the Second World War. Mentions Workers' Travel Agent. Talks about working for the Co-op Society and being elected to the board of management, describes meetings. Recalls his family's involvement with the Co-op in Knighton and Clarendon Park. Mentions the eventual dropping of the Co-op dividend and growth in package holidays.
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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: 6/11/1985
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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