Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon., - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Bramley, P, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes childhood games in Filbert Street area of Leicester. Recalls Sawday Street School, childhood illnesses and remedies, washdays, cooking, listening to the radio, leaving area because cooling towers built and children advised to leave due to fallout. Briefly describes village of Birstall, Leicestershire, taking 11+ exams. Describes working with joiner after leaving school, being called up to army, interiors of houses worked in. Talks about Leicester pageant of 1932. Describes trams and tram system in Leicester.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Sawday Street School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Tramway worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 23/11/1988
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
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