Speaker: Green RG, 1912 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Rent Collector; Farmer
Speaker: Hooley, T, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Brief family background in Brandon Street/Catherine Street area of Leicester. Describes the area, local shops, talks about family rent collecting business, wash day. Talks about people in family photo album, brief mention of work in hosiery factory, firm outings to seaside. Talks about living on farm in Thurcaston, Leicestershire, being fined by agricultural board during World War II (WWII). Brief mention of childhood games. Talks at length about German prisoners of war helping on farm during WWII, defending them against accusations of theft, having Ukranians also. Anecdote about unregistered bull, mention of black market, bulls goring people. Talks about finding work when left school, grandmother being head of family. Describes family rent collecting business. Talks about attending the Opera on Silver Street, the forming of the Latimer Club, working men's clubs. Various war time anecdotes. Describes changes in farming after WWII. Brief mention of selling properties to council so estate could be built. Talks about leaving farm, selling it at public sale. Mention of running pensioners' club, brief mention of farmers' social circle. Various farm anecdotes. Talks about rearing pigs, wartime difficulties in farming.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Widowed, Children: Daughters: 1 Sons: 2
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Thurcaston
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 29/10/2002
Playing time: 2 hrs 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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