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    • Interview with an anonymous male born in India in 1914

    • Anon
    • Recalls early life in Gujarat, India and migration to East Africa in 1934. Details what life was like in Nairobi as a tobacco grower, including life during the Second World War and working with the Kikuyu. Mentions marriage and his family....
    • Travel; World War II; Emigration & immigration; Family;
    • Interview with Mildred Biddles

    • Biddles, Mildred
    • Interview with the wife of the boxer George Biddles. Recalls boxing in the 1920s and her family's interest in boxing. Mentions other boxers and personalities such as Hogan Bassey, Jack Bodell, Billy Walker and Bessie Braddock. Talks about George's...
    • Sport; Entertainment; World War II; Boxing;
    • How to use oral history interviews, by Colin Hyde

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin
    • A 3 minute audio recording of Colin Hyde (East Midlands Oral History Archive Researcher and Outreach Officer) on how to use oral history recordings. The strengths of using such materials, what they may or may not tell you, and what other things to...
    • Audio materials; Research; Interviews; Questioning; Events;
    • 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 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;
    • Humberstone Road 268-274, 1970

    • Calow, Dennis;
    • View of shops 268-274 on Humberstone Road, on the corner is the butchers, followed by a fashion shop and other high street stores.
    • Housing; Abandoned buildings; City planning; Shopping;
    • Applegate Street, 1962

    • Calow, Dennis;
    • View of Applegate Street from West Bridge in the city centre. The words " Bridge Post Office" can be seen on the left of the photograph and this was called the "West Bridge Post Office". There are a number of other shops including the "West End...
    • Housing; Abandoned buildings; City planning; Post offices; Coffeehouses;
    • New Bridge Street 83-91, 1966

    • Calow, Dennis;
    • View of 83-91 New Bridge Street the row of shops consists of a cleaners and two other shops.
    • Housing; Abandoned buildings; City planning;
    • Hutchinson Street 1, 1965

    • Calow, Dennis;
    • View of house 1 Hutchinson Street with other houses surrounding it, unusually for this area this is not a terraced house.
    • Housing; Abandoned buildings; City planning;
    • Clyde Street 1-37, 1972

    • Calow, Dennis;
    • View of houses 1-37 Clyde Street, at the end of the street it looks like the building at the end is the "Bakers Arms" as can be seen in other photographs of Clyde Street.
    • Housing; Abandoned buildings; City planning;
    • Braunstone Gate 1-11, 1971

    • Calow, Dennis;
    • View of 1-11 Braunstone Gate looking north, there is a view of two of the shops, one is selling bargain books and the other is called "Marina".
    • Housing; Abandoned buildings; City planning; Shopping;
    • Interview with Donald Dean

    • Dean, Donald
    • Former Group Captain recalls introduction to flying and wartime service in the Royal Air Force as a pilot. Describes flying training, air sea rescue work, posting to Bomber Command and flying Whitley planes. Recalls being shot down and subsequent...
    • World War II; Transportation;
    • Swannington Incline, Swannington

    • Drury, Keith
    • Swannington Incline, Swannington: looking S up the Incline, which was used 1832-1877 to haul coal from the Swannington pits and Coleorton Railway up to the level of the Leicester & Swannington (later Midland) Railway, for transportation to...
    • Railway tracks
    • Evelyn Waugh Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 3

    • Evelyn Waugh Society
    • Waugh Letters at the Texas Academic Center / Charles E. Linck; Some English and Irish Waugh Bibliography / William A. English; Decline and Fall / Review
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