Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Swinfen, Albert, 1929 - , Interviewee, Male, Butcher
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls life in Croft village from the 1930s. Recalls Croft flood in 1932 and gives details of his father's work as a butcher, particularly in the slaughter of animals. Recalls games played as a child. Mentions different shops and how self supporting Croft was. Talks about the quarry, its size and accidents happening there. Mentions his grandfather being the landlord of the local public house. Describes his schooldays, sweets eaten as a child and attending the cinema in Wigston. Recalls characters from the village, including the road sweeper and the doctor. Mentions various home remedies. Describes local village rivalry, traffic and local farms.
Place of birth: Croft
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Butcher
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Croft
Recording Date: 23/1/1986
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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