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1105, LO/451/402
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Rudkin, William, 1907 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Talks about boatyard in Leicester where father and brothers worked [Rudkin Boatyard]. Describes father's job at Power Station as boiler scaler, other jobs father had. Describes work at boatyard, mentions Memory Lane, gambling schools along canal, railway station at Syston Street, neighbouring arsenal during Second World War, local brook which flooded. Outlines work career from hosiery to aero-engineering.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Boatyard worker, Boiler Scaler
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 19/1/1988
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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