Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Adam, Charles, 1921 - , Interviewee, Male, Footballer
Speaker: Leigh, J, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes first impressions of Leicester in late 1930s when arrived from Glasgow having been spotted by Leicester City Football Club manager Frank Womack. Briefly mentions playing football in street, for local school, junior club. Describes how Tom Finney helped him play football in army during Second World War. Thumbnail sketches of players Ken Chisholm, Sep Smith. Describes kit played in. Talks in detail about the victory against Portsmouth in the semi-final of the 1949 Football Association Cup. Describes the disappointment of losing in the final. Breifly mentions regularly playing to capacity crowds where a sizable proportion of the crowd were women.
Place of birth: Glasgow
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 10/9/1987
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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