Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Rogers, William 'Paddy', 1909 - , Interviewee, Male, Shopkeeper; Market Stall Holder;
Speaker: Mitchell, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recollections of Leicester Market in the 1920s and 1930s. Describes the art of selling and how he started up in business. Mentions Quack doctors and various folk remedies. Recalls different personalities connected with the market, including Butchers and Fishmongers and market opening times. Mentions the elite stall holders, the Corn Exchange and honesty of present day traders. Describes his shop and other shops and owners in Charnwood Street, buying bomb damaged stock during Second World War, the public houses and the Salvation Army band.
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Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 9/12/1986
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: Acc 1226 & 1245
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