Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Rawson, Frank, 1906 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Mitchell, T, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes the West Bridge Coffee House, Leicester, coffee houses in general, changes with introduction of cafes, snack bars up to 1917. Recalls having tonsils removed at Fair Hospital, Bond Street age 11, describes effect of chloroform anaesthetic. Mentions having ringworm, using home remedy. Describes having tooth extracted at Fair Hospital, absconding from school to watch celebrations at end of First World War. Various anecdotes. Recalls stalls and cobbles of Leicester Market.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Recording Date: 23/3/1987
Playing time: 28 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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