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1213, CH/126/0103
Community History Collection

Speaker: Bell, Margaret, 1920 - 0, Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Outlines family background in Leicester up to outbreak of World War II (WWII) when started work in British Restaurants. Describes first day, food prepared, mice, different restaurants, clientele, how social mixing was educative for her, wages. Brief mention of food rations, bombing. Recalls mother wanting her to stay at home as companion. Remembers VE Day as low key, visit to Ireland where no food rationing. Describes further food prepared, chefs' qualifications. Mentions fire watching in Stoneygate area of Leicester.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Stoneygate College, Collegiate School
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Shop keeper
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 4/8/1995
Playing time: 54 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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