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1021, LO/376/327
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

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

Summary of interview item: Briefly describes being at Market Bosworth workhouse, Leicestershire. Talks about life at the Holt Boys' Home, Birstall, Leicestershire, mentioning blue blazers, standing out at school, being led by an evangelical Christian for church services, female officers using sticks for punishment, daily routine, sex education.
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: Market Bosworth, Birstall
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s
Language: English

Recording Date: 20/5/1987
Playing time: 24 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: 1011, LO/366/317

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