Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Anon., 1911 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic service, maid.
Speaker: Geary, John, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life in Oakham and school days. Describes her work. First job on a farm before going into domestic service, first at Ramsdale Park, Nottinghamshire and eventually Bardon Hill House, for the Everard family. Gives detail of nature of duties and life in the house at Bardon, including wages. Eventually leaves to work in Nabisco biscuit factory in Leicester. Describes meeting husband and marriage. Second World War and wartime conditions mentioned including rationing, other food sources and children's games.
Place of birth: Oakham, Leicestershire
Education: Oakham school, Cottesmore Central school.
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son:1 Daughter:1
Father's Occupation: Coachman. Gardner.
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon; Oakham
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 24/7/1987
Playing time: 50mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
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