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Interview with Paul Shelvington.

titleInterview with Paul Shelvington.
description27 minute and 1 second interview with Paul Shelvington [slightly edited to remove interruptions]. Paul Shelvington grew up in the Wharf Street, St Matthews area of the city and remembers the area in the 1960s. He mentions the "Longship" one of the many peephole clubs in the city at that time, as well as the Top Rank Suite and watching soul bands perform at Il Rondo. Paul recalls the Freeman, Hardy and Willis factory (known locally as the "three blind mice"), and his time aged 16 in 1971 spent working at the Leicester Hide and Skin to renovate the roof and install central heating. He talks in detail about the working conditions he witnessed there. Paul also recalls his mother's working career in hosiery factories. Paul talks in depth about the northern soul club night he ran "Centre Soul Club".
placeLeicester -- Queen Street; United Kingdom -- England -- Leicester -- Wharf Street; Leicester -- Humberstone Gate; Leicester -- Midland Street; Leicester -- Yeoman Street; Leicester -- Wimbledon Street; Leicester -- Silver Street;
period1960-1969; 1970-1979; 1980-1989;
contributorsShelvington, Paul; Barnes, Amy;
themesCultural life; Music; Social life of the factory; The Factory and the Community; Diversity; Industry;
Digitisation noteInterview recorded for the Affective Digital Histories Project by Colin Hyde at LCB Depot on 11th March, 2015.
rightsYou may use this item in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales License:
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