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903, EM/031
EMOHA Project

Speaker: Brown, George, 1907 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Power station worker
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Interview 1: Describes West End of Leicester as it was in early years of 20th century, family background. Recalls lack of money, feeling hungry. Describes work and conditions at first job at Lennards (later Liberty Shoes), both parents worked in boot & shoe industry. Mentions holidays with wife progressing from bicycles to car. Talks about joining power station on Aylestone Road as labourer, progression to be service foreman. Full description of development of station, work, accidents. Interview 2: Talks about power station's fire service, coal deliveries, unions, wages & conditions. Recalls first days at power station, further memories of West End (lived whole life in same area).
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Widowed, Children:
Father's Occupation: Shoe worker
Mother's Occupation: Shoe worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered:
Language: English

Recording Date: 9/7/2002
Playing time: 4 hrs 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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