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1051, LO/398/349
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Andrews, Ernest, 1897 - , Interviewee, Male, Printer
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes family, variety of social activities at Baptist Church in Coalville, Leicestershire. Mentions playing piano for choir and orchestra; fairly strict discipline from Mr Nunnerley, headmaster at school, and at home. Describes training, wages, conditions as printing apprentice at JW West. Mentions moving to Leicester printers as General Strike, 1926, affected trade in Coalville. Talks about being in signals section of Royal Engineers during First World War, touring Palestine when Turks driven into Syria. Brief descriptions of Indian troops, school in Jaffa. Describes attitudes to morality when growing up, shame of pregnancy before marriage. Mentions cinema and fairs in Coalville. Brief mention of fire watching while at Cardinal Press during Second World War. Talks in detail about Baptist Church, being baptised, American baptists.
Place of birth: Coalville, Leicestershire
Education: Church School, Coalville
Marital Status: , Children: Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Timekeeper/cashier
Mother's Occupation: Parlourmaid, Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Coalville
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 21/7/1987
Playing time: 54 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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