[East Midlands Oral History Archive logo]


[Link to: new search] [Link to request a recording] [Link to: contact the cataloguer]


1140, LO/487/437
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Cox, Horace William, 1904 - , Interviewee, Male, Hosiery Engineer
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes family background in Belgrave, Leicester. Mention that father sang in Town Waits. Talks about Belgrave, Ellis Avenue School, house lived in, food. Describes work at British United [shoe factory] where became engineer, mention of good sports facilities. Talks about First World War, tobacco and spittoons, changes in footwear fashion; playing rugby for Leicester Tigers, Rugby, changes in game, anecdotes. Recalls meeting wife, dancing, wife's recent death. Talks about Victoria Park, particularly cricket on the park, the old pavillion; watching county cricket games, big names of the 1930s such as Bradman. Talks in detail about working on Leicester Fish Market as a boy; theatres and entertainment in the city, playing them as a musician. Describes starting married life, buying house, having children. Mentions work at British United during Second World War, changing attitudes after war, sports facilities being important to him.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Ellis Avenue School
Marital Status: Widowed, Children: Sons: 2
Father's Occupation: Stone Fitter
Mother's Occupation: Hosiery worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 14/7/1988
Playing time: 2 hrs 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

Page Automatically Generated

Use the browser's back button to return to the previous screen.


Last updated: 08/05/02
East Midland Oral History Archive Web maintainer
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.