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995, LO/350/301
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Anon, 1918 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: McGrath, JM, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Tells of being sent to Desford Boys' Home, Leicestershire, in 1932 due to running away from home. Recalls the Home's reputation, first impressions being good due to amiable headmaster. Describes process for arriving, leaving, being sent home or boarded out. Details disciplinary procedures, mentions occasional bullying. Lists staff, describes routines, timetable, visits to and from families, earning money, food, summer camp. Reflects on being prefect, respecting authority, visiting Homes after he had left.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Desford
Periods Covered: 1930s
Language: English

Recording Date: 3/3/1987
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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