Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Holland, Albert Edward (Snr), 1915 - , Interviewee, Male, Fair worker
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Outlines family's 150 years in the fair business, mentioning attractions run. Describes caravans lived in, different shows of the past, travelling, daily routine as a child, seasonal workers, sideshows. Mentions being unable to open during Second World War blackout, entertainment called 'Holidays at Home'. Mentions marriage to woman not from fair.
Place of birth: Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Fair worker
Mother's Occupation: Fair worker
Location: County: Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 13/1/1988
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: LO/449/400
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