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    • 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 Mr and Mrs Bell

    • Bell, Cecil; Bell Mrs;
    • Joint interview with wife Mrs Bell. Recalls the Belgrave area of Leicester between the wars. Describes Christmas celebrations, children's toys and life in the 1930's. Mr Bell recalls Christmas in Holland with the American army during the Second...
    • World War II; Work; Economics; Events; Housing; Childhood & youth;
    • Corah: Social Life

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Barbara and Tony Taylor describing how social life mixed with work, including festivities for special occasions. Plenty of opportunity to talk to colleagues. 'Trimming' rooms and machines to celebrate birthdays, engagements...
    • Factories; Working Environment; Working mothers; Entertainment; Employees; Relations between the sexes; Celebrations; Advice; Childcare
    • Interview with George Draper

    • Draper, George
    • Recalls life in Leicester just before and after the turn of the 20th century. Describes the Market Place including the Leicester volunteers parading, the cheese market and the Salvation Army. Recalls the celebrations for the relief of Mafeking and...
    • City & town life; Employment; Shopping; War;
    • Interview with Vena Grain

    • Grain, Vena
    • Recalls life in Quorn, Leicestershire, from around 1900 throughout the 20th century. Describes moving to new house in Barrow Road, Quorn, in 1901, where she lived for seventy years without electricity. Details her education at school in Quorn....
    • Education; Work; World War I; War; Health; Leisure; Villages;
    • Interview with Alice Hannah

    • Hannah, Alice
    • Recalls the First World War, particularly soldiers on leave being reluctant to return to the front, rationing and horses being taken for the war effort. Talks about men suffering the effects of gas and shell shock and the influenza epidemics. Talks...
    • Health; World War I; World War II;
    • 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 Norman Buckingham:Track 1

    • Hyde, Colin
    • Norman Buckingham describes growing up and working in the West End of Leicester, and how it has changed. 47mins 19secs
    • Housing; Facilities; Neighborhoods; Games; Childhood & youth; Milkmen & milkwomen; Recreation; Social & civic facilities; Trams; School attendance; Schools; Coronations; Celebrations; Rugby; Illness; Working class;
    • Interview with Mrs Alice Baum and Mrs Annie Hickling: Write up

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Mrs Alice Baum and Mrs Annie Hickling describe growing up and living in the West End of Leicester.
    • Family trees; Family; Housing; Community; Police; Air raid shelters; Neighborhoods; Neighbors; Illness; Discipline; Catchment area; Employment; Factories; Recreation; Public Houses; Social & civic facilities; Social life; Social values; Sunday...
    • Interview with Leonard Cook: Track 1

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Leonard Cook talks about his time growing up in the Walnut Street area of Leicester. 47mins 17secs
    • Housing; Childhood & youth; Recreation; Fishing; Demolition; School attendance; Illness; Physicians; School discipline; School meals; Neighborhoods; Street lights; Milkmen & milkwomen; Deliveries; Industry; Engineering; Factories; Public Houses;...
    • Interview with Tony and Barbara Taylor: Write up

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Tony and Barbara Taylor describe working at the Corah factory, career opportunities, working conditions, and employees.
    • Family; Employment; Factories; Working Environment; Promotion (work); Employees; Knitting industry; Machinery; Work ethic; Education; Apprentices; Salary; Trade Unions; Textiles; Segregation; Gender roles; Technology; Social aspects; Social life;...
    • Interview with Leonard Cook: Write up

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Leonard Cook talks about his time growing up in the Walnut Street area of Leicester.
    • Housing; Childhood & youth; Recreation; Fishing; Demolition; School attendance; Illness; Physicians; School discipline; School meals; Neighborhoods; Street lights; Milkmen & milkwomen; Deliveries; Industry; Engineering; Factories; Public Houses;...
    • Interview with Tony and Barbara Taylor: Audio

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Tony and Barbara Taylor describe working at the Corah factory, career opportunities, working conditions, and employees. 2 hours 1 min
    • Family; Employment; Factories; Working Environment; Promotion (work); Employees; Knitting industry; Machinery; Work ethic; Education; Apprentices; Salary; Trade Unions; Textiles; Segregation; Gender roles; Technology; Social aspects; Social life;...
    • Interview with Mrs Alice Baum and Mrs Annie Hickling: Track 2

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • Mrs Alice Baum and Mrs Annie Hickiling describe growing up and living in the West End of Leicester. 26mins 54 secs
    • Social life; Social values; Sunday schools; Traffic congestion; Air raid warning systems; Parties; Celebrations; World War II;
    • Interview with Norman Buckingham: Write up

    • Hyde, Colin
    • Norman Buckingham describes growing up and working in the West End of Leicester, and how it has changed.
    • Housing; Facilities; Neighborhoods; Games; Childhood & youth; Milkmen & milkwomen; Recreation; Social & civic facilities; Trams; School attendance; Schools; Coronations; Celebrations; Rugby; Illness; Working class; Police; Employment; World War II;...
    • Interview with Mabel Pepper

    • Pepper, Mabel
    • Recalls her early life in Belgrave, Leicester, and working for BTH during the Second World War. Describes her father's work as a chimney sweep and her mother's work as an untrained midwife. Describes people taking items to pawn. Recalls the Mission...
    • Work; World War II; Education; Food; Chimney sweeps; Midwives;

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