Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Shilcock, John James, 1913 - , Interviewee, Male, Railwayman, milkman.
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Outlines father's background as porter on Midland Railway at Manton Station [Rutland]. Talks about working on vans in Leicester at Midland Station, then in parcels office, then telegraph office; details duties in office. Talks about station master at Midland Station, hierarchy, goods handled, police, cost cutting. Briefly mentions General Strike  at Manton.
Place of birth: Wing, Rutland
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Railwayman
Location: County: Leicestershire, Rutland
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Manton
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 4/12/1987
Playing time: 27 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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