Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Cartledge, John Edward, 1928 - , Interviewee, Male, Builder, Porter, Mortuary attendant
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Outlines how unemployment, then father's absence due to Second World War, led to family poverty. Describes why entered building trade, buying house, becoming head porter at Leicester General Hospital for job security. Explains how came to run mortuary. Details the process of dealing with corpses, dealing with different death traditions; mentions the mortuary ghost.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Linwood Lane School
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 7/11/1988
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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