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1055, LO/402/353
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Whittington, Percy, 1900 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Outlines family background, upbringing, in Sileby, Leicestershire. Mentions periods of unemployment leading to job with Newbold and Burtons, offspring of local firm Excelsior. Describes how he became shop steward, how he agreed prices for the clickers. Mentions trade union conference in London, 1940. Recalls there being six factories in Sileby, names people involved with them. Describes incident of making a clicking room a closed shop, conditions of holding a strike. Talks about hand lasters forming Maiden Shoe Factory in Syston. Mentions fine weather on 1945 General Election day, being told that officers in armed forces told their men to vote Labour.
Place of birth: Sileby
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Brickyard worker
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Sileby
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 28/7/1987
Playing time: 23 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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