Millennium Memory Bank

Kimberley, Nottinghamshire

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    Kimberley, Nottinghamshire: OS Grid Reference(449500,344500)

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    Evans, Jeremy (male, interviewer)

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    Plumb, Arthur (b.1913/06/06, male, pawnbroker's assistant / hosiery knitter / ironmonger)

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    Arthur talks about his first job as a pawnbroker’s assistant in the late 1920s. Ilkeston (to the southwest) and Heanor (to the northwest) are towns in neighbouring Derbyshire and Awsworth (just to the southwest) is a nearby village. Brailsford’s, Sharman’s and JH Raines are the names of pawnbroker’s shops that used to trade locally. The Salvation Army was founded in 1878 by William and Catherine Booth and is part of an international Christian church that provides social welfare in over 100 countries worldwide.

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