Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon., 1910 - , Interviewee, Male, Undertaker
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Outlines working for many departments at Co-operative. Talks about army experiences in Second World war at barracks in York, France, as Prisoner of War. Describes work as Co-operative undertaker from 1948; preparation of coffins and bodies, delivering bodies, using Rolls Royce for funerals, embalming process, costs and prices. Mentions straw being layed in streets if someone ill in the past, blackboards in windows, corpses on display in houses. Brief mention of undertaker's association, cremations at Gilroes Crematorium, Leicester.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 6/2/1989
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
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