Title:
Childhood: Mr Fleming
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
CHELMSFORD AND ESSEX MUSEUM
Level: Sub-Fonds
Oral history recordings
Level: Series
Childhood
Scope and Content:
Interview with Mr Fleming about his childhood memories.
Side A
[1] Family - early life; breaking winkle shells for chickens; cleaning the grate in grandparents' house; King's Road School, Chelmsford - infants, junior school; teachers
[2] Quality of teachers; sports; gardening; Sunday School treat; games - whip and top, tip and run, trolleys
[3] Trolleying down the 'rabbits run' (Bunny Walk) and other places; lack of cars; going to get skimmed milk; roller skates - skating rink off London Road
[4] Part time jobs - paper rounds
[5] Mr Flack, newspaper seller; helping Mr Macauley with Stop Press on Gestetner printing machine; Chelmsford Boys Club
[6] Chelmsford Boys Club; helping dad saw railway sleepers; brothers and sisters; role of mother
[7] Father - plate layer on railway; taking breakfast to father along railway track; opening of King's Road School
[8] Corporal punishment; welfare - school milk; monitors; King Edward VI Grammar School - nissen huts with chickens underneath; scholarships to grammar school; feeling of being different to other grammar school boys
[9] Work at Crompton Parkinson; father in army reserve - called up in 1938 for Munich crisis; call up - posted to various places in Britain, then overseas
Side B
[10] Seasickness; war service of brothers and sisters; passes for free travel on railway - trips to Tyneside to visit grandmother
[11] Holidays; father's brothers; World War I - father stationed at Chelmsford; greyhound racing at King's Head Meadow
[12] Fairs at King's Head Meadow; carnival; opening of Civic Centre and Ritz Cinema
[13] Cinemas; wireless; ice skating
[14] Trips on barge to Paper Mills Lock; trip on steam lorry to deliver bricks to Witham; discipline within family
[15] Comparison with modern childhood.

Dates of Creation:
24 October 1994
Extent:
70 minutes 33 seconds
Creator Name:
Chelmsford and Essex Museum
Physical Characteristics:
CD-R [copied from cassette using Dolby B]
Originals Location:
Chelmsford and Essex Museum

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Leisure Interview with Mr Fleming about his childhood memories, 1994
Subjects Schools Interview with Mr Fleming about his childhood memories, 1994
Personal Names Mr
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Fleming
Interview with Mr Fleming about his childhood memories, 1994
Place Names Chelmsford Interview with Mr Fleming about his childhood memories, 1994
Document Types Sound recording Interview with Mr Fleming about his childhood memories, 1994