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1183, LO/530/480
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Anon., 1911 - , Interviewee, Male, Undertaker
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Briefly recalls Oadby, Leicestershire, in 1930s. Talks about funeral business in Oadby from 1920s onwards, costs of coffins, wages, imitating Amercian practices, embalming, families kept body at home, trying to cremate a 38 stone person in coffin. Mentions 'passing bells' in villages, modernisation brought by Co-operative, funeral grants for paupers.
Place of birth: Oadby, Leicestershire
Education: To age 13
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Oadby
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 17/2/1989
Playing time: 42 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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