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
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 19/1/1988
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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