Memories of the Labour League of Youth

Title

Memories of the Labour League of Youth

Subject

Being young

Description

Diane Goodall recalls going to the League of Youth on Braunstone Avenue.

Creator

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Source

Interview with Diane Goodall for the East Midlands Oral History Archive. Uncatalogued.

Publisher

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Date

1950s

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

Oral history

Interviewer

Jenny Escritt

Interviewee

Diane Goodall

Location

Interviewee's home address

Transcription

We went camping with them – Normanton – and it was fantastic, I’ve still got photographs of all the people and still see some of the people now.

So what else did you do apart from the camping?

They organised bus trips, so we went to Derwent Water, and we went to the seaside. Just being together and having a good time. We had a lot of debates, you know.

What sort of things did you debate?

Well, it was funny, because they decided to have a debate on swearing, and I went and I said, ‘How could you possibly have a debate on swearing when there’s only one word? We can’t talk for a whole evening on one word.’ And so they had to change it because I didn’t know – there was just one word and it rhymed with ’sugar’ – so that was it, so they had to… room went quiet and they said we’ll change the debate. We had a Youth Parliament and the Youth Parliament used to debate all sorts of things.

You mentioned about the parks earlier didn’t you?

Yes, we actually, our League of Youth and group, got the parks to be open on a Sunday so we could play games on a Sunday.

And who ran the organisation?

It was the Labour Party, the Labour League of Youth. But then, when we went to the big debates, there was the Conservatives and Communists, all sorts there, we mixed with all sorts of different people.

That must have been interesting.

Yes, it was, we learnt a lot, you know.

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Duration

1 min 36 sec

Bit Rate/Frequency

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