Memories of the Capital T Club, Leicester

Title

Memories of the Capital T Club, Leicester

Subject

Leisure

Description

Janet Ingall talks about the Capital T Club in Leicester during the 1950s.

Creator

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Source

Interview with Janet Ingall conducted by the East Midlands Oral History Archive. Currently uncatalogued.

Publisher

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Date

1950s

Contributor

Janet Ingall

Rights

You may use this item in accordance with the licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Audio

Interviewer

Colin Hyde

Interviewee

Janet Ingall

Location

Interviewee's home address

Transcription

Because I think it’s difficult now, from today’s world, to realise how few places there were for young people to meet. Ok, there was the Palais, and the pictures, and Brucciani’s was a social meeting point, but apart from than that it was pretty limited. And then there was the Capital T Club, which was a bit of a strange mixture of people really. The people who went there seemed to fall into two groups, I think. There was the group who were mainly outdoor types, that was the cyclists and climbers, walkers, cavers; and then there was the other group who I think saw ourselves as Leicester’s ‘left bank’, we were the avant-guard of Leicester if you want to put it that way. So we would meet there and have very intense conversations about everything under the sun. I think we were very anti-establishment, had very little regard or deference for authority, I think… a bit rebellious, I think. We were all politically on the left, or at least the group I was associating with was politically on the left, and we certainly weren’t going to have society go back to where it was before the war if we knew anything about it.

Duration

1 min 50 sec

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps

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