Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Sharpe, Harry, 1908 - , Interviewee, Male, Railwayman
Speaker: Leigh, J, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Outlines application process for joining railway in Leicester in 1925. Describes work in correspondence office. Details use of horses for deliveries, stables, decline in traffic, making fodder in Oakham, horse-drivers, complaints of noise from Hillcrest workhouse, local farrier. Talks about how London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) affected by amalgamation, Beeching closures. Mentions Second World War resulting in lots of overtime, onset of ill-repair, need to be rehabilitated into job after return from service.
Place of birth:
Education: To age 16
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Railwayman
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 26/2/1988
Playing time: 34 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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