Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Cooke, George Herbert, 1909 - , Interviewee, Male, Plumber
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes family, influence of grandmother in attending chapel in Anstey, Leicestershire. Mention of school, sport, courting, meeting wife, marriage. Talks about politics and religion, anniversary, temperance, cinemas, Sunday School, childhood games, harvest festival at chapel, growing vegetables on allotments. Recalls first job on farm, becoming plumber on threepence an hour. Mentions the unemployed having to walk from Anstey to Ratby to sign on the dole.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Boot and shoe worker
Mother's Occupation: Boot and shoe worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Anstey
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s
Recording Date: 1/10/1987
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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