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    • Trade Directory (Leicester ), 1970, List of Members

    • Printed by Barker & Co. (Leicester) Ltd., 19 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH
    • Pages 69-83 of the 1970 Trade Directory (Leicester), listing Leicester companies and their addresses.
    • Industrialization; Industry; Deindustrialisation; Employment;
    • Interview with Kurt Munzer

    • Munzer, Kurt
    • Brief background of town of Wenthen [?] on pre-First World War Polish/German border. Recalls no anti-semitism. Mentions moving near to Dutch border to study accountancy, gives description of concentration camp near Enden, describes situation in...
    • Racism; Religion; Work; World War II;
    • Interview with Betty Preston

    • Preston, Betty
    • Recalls family life and home in the Belgrave area of Leicester during and after the First World War. Mentions the high number of deaths due to the Spanish Flu outbreak. Recalls her school teacher and the type of work her parents did.
    • City & town life; War; Health; Education; Shopping;
    • Interview with George Saunders

    • Saunders, George
    • Recalls Aylestone in the 1930s, mentions Aylestone House and the Japanese Tea gardens. Describes becoming owner of the Boat House at Aylestone in 1935 and how he developed the enterprise. Mentions requisitioning of the Boat House early in the...
    • World War II; Leisure; Entertainment; Housing; Boat & ship industry;
    • 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 Arnold Granger

    • Granger, Arnold
    • Recalls education at Junior Technical school, Gateway School, in 1928 and being unable to continue education at university because of means test. Mentions his father being a conscientious objector during the First World War. Describes working for...
    • Education; Employment; War;
    • Interview with Ada Harris

    • Harris, Ada
    • Recalls work in local industry and the West End of Leicester. Describes working in the hosiery industry and transferring into engineering in 1939. Gives detail of her job on a capstan lathe, shifts and pay. Talks about trade union membership and...
    • Work; Industry; Entertainment; World War II; Unions; Hosiery; Holidays; Leisure;
    • Commercial Directory of Leicestershire, 1861

    • Similar but not identical in content to the Leicestershire section of the 'Gazetter and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland', also published by Drake in the same year (online ID LUL2004).
    • Historical directories
    • Interview with George Richard Oliver

    • Oliver, George Richard
    • Gives brief family background in Balder, Western Australia. Recalls always being interested in flying, joining air force at start of Second World War. Describes training, journey to United Kingdom by ship, being posted to 196 Squadron and coming to...
    • Marriage; World War II; Military life;
    • Interview with John Bottrill

    • Bottrill, John
    • Recalls early life in Anstey, in particular the jobs he did as a boy such as pumping the church organ. Recalls leaving school and first job at Palmer's factory in the clicking room, and working for a doctor. Talks about his mother who was a painter...
    • Country life; War; Employment;
    • Interview with Joan Goddard

    • Goddard, Joan
    • Recalls work in the hosiery trade prior to the Second World War. Describes working at Chilprufe and a hosiery factory in Church Gate, Leicester, comparing the two. Recalls moves to other hosiery factories before doing war work at British United....
    • Work; World War II; Industry; Health; Hosiery;


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