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1193, LO/540/490
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Lynham, Edith Doris, 1902 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Outlines family background in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Recalls General Strike [1926] when father out of work, having to run household age 11 when mother died. Describes Cobden Street School, cooking using 'York' range, wash days, weekly chores, shops in Loughborough. Briefly mentions walks to Beacon Hill, canals, gypsies, street merchants. Talks more about home life, Christmas, Loughborough fair, church. Recalls influenza epidemic killing people after First World War. Mentions temperance movements; father's attitude to politics, gambling; childhood games. Describes hearing about outbreak of Second World War, billeting Women in the Air Force (WAF), rations, gas masks, air raids.
Place of birth: Loughborough, Leicestershire
Education: Cobden Street School
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation: Carpenter, joiner
Mother's Occupation: Tailoress
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Loughborough
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 3/5/1989
Playing time: 56 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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