Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Pacey, Kathleen Constance, 1917 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes farming, entertainment, food, home life, school in Whitlow, Ireland. Mentions discipline at Loretta Convent. Describes typical day at convent in Tipperary. Briefly mentions Mummers Boys on St Stephen's day. Talks about household tasks, more about life at convent. Recalls travelling to job as nurse at Birmingham City General Hospital, being homesick, hours, pay, leisure time. Talks about having Land Girl and Italian Prisoner of War to help at farm at former Black Swan pub in Kilby, Leicestershire, during Second World War; food and rationing, parcels from family in Ireland. Talks about brash Americans, prostitutes, the black out. Brief mention of St Francis private catholic hospital in Leicester.
Place of birth: Whitlow, Ireland
Education: Loretta Convent
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Kilby
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 20/4/1989
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: LO/535/485
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