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1116, LO/463/413
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Blood, Leslie, 1904 - , Interviewee, Male, Railwayman
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes joining Midland railway, becoming junior clerk at Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, in 1920, pay, hours, examinations, uniform. Talks about valuing security of job, wanting to be station master, taking exam. Describes station house at Stoke Golding, Leicestershire. Recalls being at John O'Gaunt, Leicestershire, during Second World War, mentions bombs being stacked in road, Americans arriving; very brief mention of animosity between black and white Americans. Mentions isolation of John O'Gaunt, friendliness of Americans. Talks about transporting milk, cattle, beer; staff and hours at station.
Place of birth: Nottingham
Education: To age 14
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Grocer
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: John O'Gaunt, Stoke Golding
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 9/3/1988
Playing time: 46 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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