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1111, LO/458/408
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Vaughan, Stanley Charles Frederick, 1929 - , Interviewee, Male, Railwayman
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Sketches progress from signal-box boy to signalman, to area manager on Great Western Railway (GWR). Briefly recalls strikes, mentioning damage done by 1982 strike. Talks about hours worked, company loyalty. Describes uniforms, talks about station masters, 'top hat' stations. Mentions workman's ticket into Leicester, freight carried including milk, fish trains. Describes circus trains, farm removals, mentions coal at depots not being so good after nationalisation. Talks about transporting soldiers during Second World War, using horses up until 1950s, station cats, special trains such as for hop pickers.
Place of birth: Birmingham
Education: To age 14
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Builder
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 3/2/1988
Playing time: 29 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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