East Midlands Oral History Archive

Saffron Past and Present collection

Physical detail

  • Number of items in the collection: 12
  • Venues where the material can be listened to: Record Office
  • Media available on: CD

Collection history

The Saffron Past and Present Collection comprises 7 interviews, newspaper cuttings and written memories. The interviews were conducted and the written material gathered as research for the book "The Story of the Saff" which was published in 1998 by Leicester City Council. The collection was deposited with the EMOHA in May 2003.

What the collection contains

The interviews in this collection were conducted with current and former residents of the Saffron Lane Estate known as 'the Saff', Leicester's first large-scale municipal housing estate. Subjects covered in the interviews include aspects of housing, leisure, local schools and shops, and the campaign for the rebuilding of the estate's concrete Boot houses in the 1990s.

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