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930, LO/285/236
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Sutherington, Charles, 1912 - , Interviewee, Male, Shoe worker; Army service;
Speaker: Lee, L., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in Anstey, Leicestershire and gaining scholarship to Alderman Newton School in Leicester. Mentions first job with British United Shoe Machinery Company after failing matriculation exam and staying with company for 49 years. Describes call up to army service in 1944 and the work he did in post war Italy particularly teaching moral leadership. Recalls transport in Anstey and businesses owned by family members. Mentions allotments, pig keeping, local sporting activities and Band of Hope. Lists various notable people from Anstey and local characters including Anstey Nan. Mentions housing in Anstey and who owned property. Talks about the Boot and shoe industry, other local industry and Anstey being traditionally a liberal village with non-conformist chapels. Mentions gypsies staying on the 'Gorse'.
Place of birth: Anstey, Leicester
Education: Alderman Newton school, Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Warehouseman
Mother's Occupation: Teacher
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Anstey
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 11/6/1986
Playing time: 1 hr 10 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: LO/411/362

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