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  • All fields: 1960-1969
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    • Interview with Charles Monk

    • Monk, Charles
    • Recalls starting work as an apprentice carpenter and his experience in the building trade. Talks about the Adult School movement prior to 1914 and his growing interest in politics. Describes his enlistment in the 7th Battalion of the...
    • Adult education; Building construction; War; Politics & government;
    • Ghost sign for Double Diamond on Mill Hill Lane

    • Hyde, Colin
    • Double Diamond was originally brewed by Ind Coope from 1876-2003. During the 1960's the brand was advertised a lot hence many ghost signs of it. Unfortunatley this ghost sign is no longer as visible due to work that has taken place.
    • Advertisements; Brewing industry;
    • Ghost sign for Double Diamond on Mill Hill Lane

    • Hyde, Colin
    • Double Diamond was originally brewed by Ind Coope from 1876-2003. During the 1960's the brand was advertised a lot hence many ghost signs of it. Unfortunatley this ghost sign is no longer as visible due to work that has taken place.
    • Advertisements; Brewing industry;
    • An early purpose-built gas turbine research and development establishment

    • Lyne, David W
    • In 1941 the rapidly developing Power Jets Company, formed to exploit Frank Whittle's gas turbine patents, moved to a site at Whetstone in Leicestershire. This 1995 article outlines the history and development of the company and describes the form...
    • Aeroplane engines; Engineering;
    • Haystack Boiler

    • Drury, Keith
    • NW Leicestershire Coalfield: "Haystack" boiler excavated from site of Alabama shaft, Califat Colliery, Swannington (Coleorton Colliery Company No. 2 pit), in the 1960s. The boiler may not have been used there for steam generation, but rather...
    • Boilers; Coal mining; Historical societies;
    • Interview with Raymond Cotterill

    • Cotterill, Raymond
    • Describes working at Leicester Cattle Market, from 1948. Details the different jobs he has had at the market over 36 years, and the conditions. Talks about the different animals, slaughtering, farmers and the foot and mouth disease outbreak in 1959.
    • Cattle; Markets; Meat industry;
    • 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;
    • Interview with Canon Stephen Jackson

    • Jackson, Stephen Canon
    • Former Rector of St Andrew's church in Aylestone gives a history of the church and parish, and the clergymen that have been associated with the church in the past. Talks about the village and the people that have lived there. Talks about his work...
    • Churches; Clergy; Education; Weddings;
    • Interview with Grace Fox: Write up

    • Hyde, Colin
    • Grace Fox talks about her time as a health worker in the West End.
    • Community; Neighborhoods; Housing; Visiting; Health & hygiene facilities; Health & welfare; Health care; Health care personnel; Health education; Illness; Ethnic groups; Ethnic Minorities; Ethnicity; Overcrowding; Pollution; Demolition;...
    • Interview with Grace Fox: Audio

    • Hyde, Colin
    • Grace Fox talks about her time as a health worker in the West End. 37mins 48secs
    • Community; Neighborhoods; Housing; Visiting; Health & hygiene facilities; Health & welfare; Health care; Health care personnel; Health education; Illness; Ethnic groups; Ethnic Minorities; Ethnicity; Overcrowding; Pollution; Demolition;...
    • Interview with John Edward Cartledge

    • Cartledge, John Edward
    • Outlines how unemployment, then father's absence due to Second World War, led to family poverty. Describes why entered building trade, buying house, becoming head porter at Leicester General Hospital for job security. Explains how came to run...
    • Death; Health; Poverty; Work; World War II; Hospitals;
    • Interview with Bernard Perks: Track 3

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Bernard Perks talks about growing up on Walnut Street and the surrounding area. 2mins 39secs
    • Dental offices; Illness; Atmosphere; Air pollution;
    • Interview with Gertrude (Trudi) Ellen Prior

    • Prior, Gertrude Ellen [Trudi]
    • Recalls always wanting to be nurse, using 'Truby King' training with children at St Thomas, London. Describes pay and training in Oxford and London. Recalls acceptance of not being able to continue after marriage, duties as ward sister at Oxford,...
    • Drugs; Health; Women; Work; World War II
    • Interview with S. Pandirker

    • Pandirker, S
    • Describes progress through school and college in Henawi, South India. Recalls visiting Bombay, Canada, London, and compares these places. Describes meeting husband and coming to Leicester. Gives first impressions of Leicester. Details artistic...
    • Education; Minorities; Religion; Women; Art; Hinduism;

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