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    • Interview with John and Sarah Meredith

    • Meredith, John (Jack); Meredith, Sarah;
    • John outlines childhood on the canals at Wolverhampton, lack of schooling. Describes wedding in 1937, work for Fellows, Morton & Clayton in Black Country, cargoes, horse, rates of pay. Talks about going through locks at Foxton, Leicestershire....
    • Animals; Transportation; Work; World War II; Clothing; Family; Food; Childhood;
    • Evelyn Waugh Newsletter Vol. 9 No. 2

    • Evelyn Waugh Society
    • Evelyn Waugh's Radio and Television Broadcasts, 1938 - 1964 / Calvin W. Lane; Brideshead, or Proust and Gide Revisited / Francis S. Heck; Letter to the Editor / Anon; The Ackerley Letters / P. A. Doyle;
    • Interview with an anonymous male born in Leicester

    • Anon
    • 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...
    • Childhood; Entertainment; Events; Health; Housing; Transportation; Work;
    • Interview with Reginald Barnett

    • Barnett, Reginald
    • Talks about childhood working with father on Manchester Ship Canal; working on diesel powered boat after Second World War. Speculates on how tradition of decorating boats started. Mentions Middlewich junction, older people talking about better days...
    • Childhood; Transportation; Work;
    • 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 George Clay

    • Clay, George
    • Recalls childhood and early family life in Leicester. Talks about delivering to Braunstone Hall and work as a delivery boy. Recalls Oadby and what it was like as a village. Describes work in the fish market in detail and man skinning rabbits....
    • Food; Work; Childhood & youth;
    • Interview with Vera Hall

    • Hall, Vera
    • Recalls her childhood in Aylestone and Belgrave and some major events that happened. Recalls her grandfather and the lack of state welfare for the elderly and sick. Recalls the introduction of the old age pension in 1908 and the end of the First...
    • World War I; World War II; Leisure; Childhood & youth;
    • Interview with Fred Mansell

    • Mansell, Fred
    • Recalls childhood and education. Talks about first job in a hosiery warehouse. Describes joining Leicester City Transport as a tram conductor in 1946, then becoming a tram driver. Describes the work and different tram routes. Also recalls different...
    • Work; Transportation; Childhood & youth; Hosiery industry;
    • Interview with W. G. Johnstone

    • Johnstone, W.G.
    • Recalls his childhood as the son of a regular soldier, first in South Africa then India. Recalls George V and Queen Mary visiting India in 1912. Describes returning from India with his mother to Norwich, at the start of the First World War, when...
    • Work; Travel; Transport; Childhood & youth;
    • Interview with Blanche Edith Harrison

    • Harrison, Blanche Edith
    • Outlines background of family in Leicester - politically to the left, Methodist. Recalls washday, mother taking in extra laundry. Describes interior of grandmother's home, briefly recalls family buying house under 'Sutton Trust'. Brief mention of...
    • Childhood; Marriage; Transportation; Work; World War II;
    • Interview with F. Bailey

    • Bailey, F.
    • Recalls her childhood in the Belgrave district of Leicester at the turn of the 19th/20th century, including the trams. Talks about her father's work at the pumping station, mother's work as a home worker, seaming socks and gloves, the animals that...
    • Childhood & youth; Animal husbandry; City & town life; Employment;
    • Interview with Joan Stewart

    • Stewart, Joan
    • Recalls childhood in the Belgrave area of Leicester during the 1930s. Gives memories of Belgrave, including views of the community and local factories. Recalls holiday and excursion destinations and the poor transport. Describes games and pastimes...
    • Education; Holidays; Leisure; Entertainment; Childhood & youth;
    • Interview with Matilda Hopkins

    • Hopkins, Matilda
    • Describes childhood in travelling family, father dealing in scrap iron, caravan, horses. Relates meeting husband in Leicester, marrying. Recalls hiding under table during air raids [Second World War], not liking rationing, Americans buying women...
    • Childhood & Youth; Death; Health; Work; World War II;
    • Evelyn Waugh Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 3

    • Evelyn Waugh Society
    • Brideshead Revisited: The Saga of Water and Spirit / Nicholas Kostis; Anouther Strange Death / Donald Greene; Evelyn Waugh: A Supplimentary Checklist of Criticism / Gerhard Wölk.
    • 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 anonymous female born in Berlin in 1917

    • Anon
    • Outlines family background as Jews in Berlin, Germany, wanting to be children's nurse and go to Palestine. Mentions difficulty of finding work in England. Describes Kristallnacht [attack on Jews, 1938], anti-Jewish laws effecting father's work,...
    • Childhood; Nursing; Religion; Judaism; Work;
    • Interview with K. Boyall

    • Boyall, K.
    • Recalls early life living in Andrew's Street, Leicester. Describes mother running shop and the housing conditions. Describes in detail schooling at King Richards school and Narborough Road school, particularly the housewifery classes. Describes...
    • Childhood & youth; Education; Work; World War II; Death; Housing;


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