Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Plummer, Norman, 1924 - , Interviewee, Male, Footballer, Shopkeeper
Speaker: Leigh, J, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Outlines progress from school in Leicester to working at Stibbe's Engineering, then Mellor Bromley's [engineering] during Second World War. Describes joining Leicester City Football Club in 1941 while with Air Force Cadets, playing a few games at 30/- [£1.50] each until joining Royal Air Force. Describes team's progress to final of 1949 Football Association Cup Final at Wembley, London, the atmosphere of the occasion; names players, brief mention of Ken Chisholm. Describes problems of playing with heavy footballs of the period, how to break in football boots, the problems of regaining fitness after summer break.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Linwood Road, Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 9/10/1987
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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