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1194, LO/541/491
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Bentley, Gertrude, 1897 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: [NB there are several speakers in this interview] Brief description of family, home, home life in Prospect Hill area of Leicester. Mrs Fenwick mentions toilet arrangements at home in Walnut Street area. Brief mention of trip to seaside, church. Mr & Mrs Foster talk about Band of Hope temperance group not being taken seriously, learning about facts of life in playground. General discussion about childhood games. Talk about Second World War: hoarding and rationing of food, changing attitudes to air raids and Anderson shelters, initial enthusiasm for 'digging for victory', married women working, evacuees from London, resenting American soldiers, girls getting in trouble with Americans.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Elastic webbing maker
Mother's Occupation: Washer/cleaner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 4/5/1989
Playing time: 56 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: LO/545/495 & LO/544/494

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