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860, LO/224/175
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Brain, William, 1900 - , Interviewee, Male, Grocery Manager;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls school and playing football as a child. Describes part time work as an errand boy with the Co-operative Society at thirteen years of age. Describes work and the Co-op in Leicester during the First World War. Talks about different areas and shops in Leicester including the Co-op bakery. Mentions interest in tennis. Describes his promotion to Under Manager and Manager and involvement in Co-op education.
Place of birth:
Education: Gladstone Street school;
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 7/11/1985
Playing time: 26 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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