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:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Oadby
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 17/2/1989
Playing time: 42 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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