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Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:49

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    C908/57

  • Recording date

    1956/05/04

  • Recording locations

    Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire: OS Grid Reference(450500,287500)

  • Producers

    University of Leeds

  • Recordist

    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

  • Speakers

    Bailey

  • Description

    “Granny” Bailey talks about the standard of living and working conditions in her youth. The original recording appears to have been paused on a number of occasions. Hinckley is a town to the northwest of Ullesthorpe, Lutterworth a town just to the southeast and Leicester a city to the northeast. The Club Walk refers to the annual festival of a benefit club or friendly society, often marked by a procession of the members.

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