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1207, LO/554/504
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Brewer, Winifred May (Queenie), 1897 - , Interviewee, Female, Shop assistant, Housewife
Speaker: Saunders, P, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Sketches family background in Cambridge, move to Redhill, Surrey, where took job with draper/milliner. Describes work as apprentice. Recalls watching local troops during First World War (WWI), very briefly compares conditions during WW1 with Second World War (WWII). Mentions visiting music halls in Cambridge with mother. Describes home in Carshalton, Surrey; recalls helpfulness of people in WWII, St Helier estate area. Brief childhood recollection of a fire in Cambridge, shopping at Peas Hill market. Mentions being prudent with finances, having lodgers, saving for everything.
Place of birth: Cambridge
Education: East Road Girl's School, Cambridge
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Wheelwright, Businessman
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Cambridgeshire, Surrey
Location: Town/Place: Cambridge, Carshalton, Redhill
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 17/8/1989
Playing time: 29 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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