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1027, LO/382/333
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Allcock, James, 1904 - , Interviewee, Male, Foundry worker
Speaker: Green, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Remembers emergency wards by Victoria Park, Leicester, during First World War (WW1). Describes family life during WW1. Briefly describes education at Avenue Road School. Briefly outlines jobs at grocery shop, Gestetner print works, Clarendon Riding School. Describes being sacked from railway job, unemployment, work at foundry, being means tested, finding current house, becoming machine moulder at Parkers Foundry, Catherine Street. Talks about being called up to Army, becoming ill, being discharged. Describes job at Smithards, Thames Street, where stayed until 1970s. Briefly mentions going to De Montfort Hall, the Palace Theatre, being married at St John the Baptist, Clarendon Park Road. Briefly remembers childhood, Sunday School, first seeing Leicester City Football Club in 1914.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Avenue Road School, Clarendon Park
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 3, Daughters: 3
Father's Occupation: Railway porter
Mother's Occupation: Shop worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 18/6/1987
Playing time: 54 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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