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    • Interview with Will Lenton

    • Lenton, Will
    • Recalls the West End of Leicester prior to 1914, in detail. Describes the West End Adult School, which he attended. Talks about his work as a mechanic in the hosiery industry and describes in detail the technical changes and arrival of new...
    • Education; Employment;
    • Interview with Ada Harris

    • Harris, Ada
    • Recalls work in local industry and the West End of Leicester. Describes working in the hosiery industry and transferring into engineering in 1939. Gives detail of her job on a capstan lathe, shifts and pay. Talks about trade union membership and...
    • Work; Industry; Entertainment; World War II; Unions; Hosiery; Holidays; Leisure;
    • Interview with Connie Tebbutt

    • Tebbutt, Connie
    • Recalls childhood in the West End of Leicester. Describes father's business including his milk rounds in the West End and North of the city. Talks about education at Hinckley Road Girls school and helping on a milk round. Describes various home...
    • Education; Health; World War II; Childhood & youth;
    • Interview with Thomas Redfern

    • Redfern, Thomas
    • Recalls the West End of Leicester prior to 1914. Describes serving in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Gives a detailed description of unemployment after the war, including going before the Board of Guardians for unemployment...
    • Employment; War; Politics & government; Health;
    • Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Taylor

    • Taylor, Mr; Taylor, Winnifred;
    • Joint interview with wife. Mr Taylor describes in detail his work in the building trade, union membership and wages. Mrs Taylor recalls move to Leicester as a child in 1915, from Melton Mowbray. Describes the West End of Leicester, during the First...
    • Employment; Labor unions; Wages; Housing; Poverty; Pawnshops; War;
    • Interview with Arch Warren

    • Warren, Arch
    • Recalls school days and living in the West End of Leicester, describes housing conditions and a Zeppelin flying over Leicester. Talks about his work as an electrician and as a cinema projectionist, at the Floral Hall and other cinemas.
    • Motion picture theaters; Motion picture cameras; City & town halls; Housing;
    • Interview with Douglas Ashby

    • Ashby, Douglas
    • Recalls Mafeking night celebrations during the Boer War. Describes the growing conurbation of Leicester in the West End. Talks about army service during the First World War and becoming a pacifist. Mentions meeting Ramsey MacDonald.
    • War; Politics & government; Politicians; Politicians;
    • Interview with Arthur Boyall

    • Boyall, Arthur
    • Recalls childhood and early working life in West End of Leicester. Describes games played as a child. Recalls family meals and father being in the military. Describes school and curriculum. Describes the housing in Rowan Street and the...
    • Work; Holidays; Entertainment; Transportation; Housing; Childhood & youth;
    • Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Hall

    • Hall, Iris; Hall, Mr.
    • Recalls life in the West Short Street area of Leicester from the 1930s. Describes the housing and living conditions of this slum area and how neighbours supported one another. Describes preparations for Christmas, playing childhood games and...
    • Slums; City & town life; Housing; Health; Neighbors;

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