Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Choice, Frank Coleman, 1900 - , Interviewee, Male, Engineer
Speaker: Bramley, P, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes home, washdays at Rutland Street, Leicester. Thumbnail sketch of Clyde Street School. Describes theatres, shows in Leicester. Recalls brief dim memory of last fair on Humberstone Gate. Describes fire station, horse drawn engine, crew, on Rutland Street. Describes tram cars, mentions lantern shows at Temperance Hall. Describes poor city centre housing, coffee houses, promanading along London Road. States hours, pay at Gimson's engineering. Mentions Sunday School treats out of Leicester, names prominent city characters. Names types of engineering done by Gimson's. Explains how became involved in Operatic Society, playing at Little Theatre. Talks briefly about city centre roads, stables near Bird Cage Walk, grandfather's job as recruiting sergeant in Leicester.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Clyde Street School
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 3/11/1988
Playing time: 1 hr 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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