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861, LO/225/176
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Collier, P, 1908 - , Interviewee, Male, Co-op retail worker;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls involvement with the Co-operative Society, first in Kettering, then in Leicester and Manchester. Recalls education and interest in art. Describes starting work as Co-op errand boy and the work entailed. Mentions move to Leicester Co-op in 1930 and teaching window display at night class at Stanford Hall College. Recalls pre Christmas shopping in the toy department, also mentions delivery of goods. Talks about window display experience and his responsibilities. Mentions clubs and activities run by the Co-op
Place of birth: Kettering, Northampton
Education: Kettering Central school;
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire, Northamptonshire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Kettering,
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 8/11/1985
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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