Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Harrison, James, - , Interviewee, Male, Footballer
Speaker: Leigh, J, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes progress from signing for Leicester City Football Club in 1941 to making the first team when demobbed in 1946. Talks about manager, John Duncan, training, muddy conditions. Describes atmosphere at semi-final of Football Association Cup Final, 1949. Mentions that the team had local players, had strong local support. Recalls not having many nerves before Cup Final. Comments on the maximum wage, the need for a hobby outside of football. Remembers celebration after Cup Final, but need to avoid relegation more important. Reflects on career.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Linwood Lane School, Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s
Recording Date: 25/11/1987
Playing time: 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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