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1082, LO/428/379
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Jelly, Edward (Ted), 1921 - , Interviewee, Male, Footballer
Speaker: Leigh J, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes growing up in Crown Street area of Leicester. Mention of father working for London and North East Railway (LNER), needing a knocker-up to wake him. Outlines progress from school through various jobs, being signed as an amateur for Leicester City Football Club, volunteering for Royal Navy at outbreak of Second World War, serving in Battle of Crete. Mentions playing football, cricket while in Ceylon [Sri Lanka]. Names players who were signing as professionals for Leicester City while in army, describes how the team of 1949 came together. Details Football Association Cup campaign of 1949; 5-5 draw with Luton, semi-final with Portsmouth.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: King Richard's Road Intermediate School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Railwayman
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 22/10/1987
Playing time: 48 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: LO/429/380

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