Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Gregory, Charles Alfred, 1905 - , Interviewee, Male, Farm worker; Fishmonger;
Speaker: Flawith, Janet, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Briefly relates being in Cottage homes at age 2 until mother remarried and subsequent move to Nuneaton, Warwickshire during First World War. Recalls running away and working on various farms in Nuneaton/Hinckley area. Describes the farm work he did, wages, conditions, animal sales at Nuneaton, emptying middens [sluce buckets]. Very brief anecdote about Prince of Wales hunting. Talks about joining fishmongers in Leicester and describes fish, rabbits and prices. Brief mention of poachers and strawberry train from Spalding. Remembers being on dole and describes a night out with little money. Talks about dancing and dance competitions, courting in the 1930s, and brief mention of cinema and theatre. Home remedies talked about by Mrs Gregory. Brief recollection of stepfather beating him.
Place of birth: Rugby, Warwickshire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Nuneaton, Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Recording Date: 16/4/1986
Playing time: 44 min
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Page Automatically Generated
Use the browser's back button to return to the previous screen.