Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Allen, Thomas William, 1911 - , Interviewee, Male, Shop keeper
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Brief memories of First World War in Quorn, Leicestershire, watching zeppelins over Loughborough. Mentions first motor bus in Quorn, Wright's factory being main centre of employment, local people, fairs and wakes. Names sweets sold in shop, hours worked; describes his local milk round. Brief comments on local boxing and cricket. Describes diet in youth. Mentions two Quorn sayings, courting and local gossip, roads being tarmacced, local wheelwright, blacksmith.
Place of birth: Quorn, Leicestershire
Education: Quorn village school
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Factory foreman, shop keeper
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Quorn
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 12/5/1988
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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