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1011, LO/366/317
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Emerson, Leslie Raymond, 1922 - , Interviewee, Male, Shoe trade worker
Speaker: Kirrane, S, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Outlines how parents met, family, father losing job as musician at cinema when talking pictures arrived, poverty, father dying, being put in Loughborough Workhouse. Describes admission procedure, food, moving to Market Bosworth Workhouse. [Further information on this period at 01021 LO/376/327]. Describes choosing job age 14, accident with machine, condition of lodgings. Very briefly mentions job in clicking room at Schoolboy Boot Company, Mountsorrel, Leics. Outlines being called up in 1941, posted to North Africa with Royal Artilliary. Describes brother's schizophrenia, attempts to cure him.
Place of birth: Sileby, Leicestershire
Education: Roseberry Street School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Musician
Mother's Occupation: Cigar factory worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Loughborough, Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 8/4/1987
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: 01021 LO/376/327

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