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Interview with Hena Lakhani.

titleInterview with Hena Lakhani.
description9 minutes and 37 second interview with Hena Lakhani. Please note audio momentarily drops out throughout interview. Hena emigrated from Uganda to Leicester in 1971 when she was two years old. Hena has childhood memories (1970s-1980s) of the St George's area being full of noisy factories, many South Asian women worked in the hosiery and packaging factories. She also remembers the Leicester fortnight when the factories and schools would shut down and everyone would go on holiday or spend time with their families. In the 1980s Hena would often go to the Odeon Cinema (now the Athena) with friends and meet them at the International Hotel for coffee.
placeLeicester -- Rutland Street; Leicester -- Humberstone Gate;
period1970-1979; 1980-1989; 1990-1999;
contributorsBarnes, Amy; Lakhani, Hena;
themesCultural life; Industry; Diversity; Social life of the factory; De-Industrialisation;
Digitisation noteInterview recorded for the Affective Digital Histories Project by Divya Ghelani during March 2015.
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Metadata licenseYou can re-use this metadata record under a Creative Commons Zero ‘no rights reserved’ licence:
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ModifiedWed, 05 Aug 2015 11:49