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    • Warehouse to be turned into a hotel

    • Leicester Mercury
    • Brief newspaper article discussing plan to turn former British Shoe Corporation warehouse into hotel and office complex.
    • Abandoned buildings; Warehouses; Hotels;
    • Interview with Alfred Lesley Scotchbrook

    • Scotchbrook, Alfred Lesley
    • Explains that labour shortage at outbreak of First World War enabled him to be plough boy on farm at Newton Harcourt, Leicestershire. Describes work, technique of ploughing, other work on farm. Brief mention of selling rabbits, pumping bellows for...
    • Agriculture; Animals; Rural areas; Work; World War I;
    • Conditions Booklet

    • Rothley Heritage Trust
    • The booklet has an earlier and later version of the Suburb dream in the two maps. The Rothley Garden Suburb was an aspiration in the mind of Frederick Merttens after his purchase of the Rothley Temple Estate in 1893, and the siting of a station on...
    • Architecture; Garden Suburbs;
    • 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 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;
    • Encaustic memorial tiles in Rothley Church.

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    • In 1897, the placing of a new window in the south aisle of Rothley Church led to an upsurge of more commemoration activity with the special commissioning of personalised tiles in the floor in front of this new window. In each case the central four...
    • Churches; Memorial works;
    • 'Plans knocked down' March 1993

    • Hermon, James
    • Newspaper article detailing the planned conversion of the Benjamin Russell Building, and the subsequent decison to demolish it.
    • Demolition; Deindustrialisation; Building deterioration; Buildings; Built environment; Conservation; Regeneration;
    • 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 Ada and Ida Manger

    • Manger, Ada; Manger, Ida
    • Interview with twin sister Ada and Ida recalling memories of Leicester at the turn of the 20th century. Recalls Marks and Spencer's Penny Bazaar, opera at the Royal Opera House in Leicester and other entertainment. Describe starting work at Hart...
    • Entertainment; Work; Housekeeping; Health;

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