Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Smith, Alan Henry Boulton, 1912 - 1997, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Outlines family background. Talks about attending chapel, preachers, school and teachers in Anstey, Leicestershire. Mentions industry in Anstey, recreation, transport, amateur dramatics, going to Bradgate Park. Describes class distinction between church and chapel experienced when courting girl in Leicester who was Church of England. Mentions influenza [flu] epidemic of 1917/18 in Anstey, football, fair, Anstey wakes. Talks about falling chapel attendance due to poverty, disillusionment of men after First World War. Mentions friendships, cinema.
Place of birth: Anstey, Leicestershire
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Shoe operative
Mother's Occupation: Shop keeper
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Anstey, Leicester
Recording Date: 14/8/1987
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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