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1292, EM/52
EMOHA Project

Speaker: Brown, Cynthia, 1948 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Manager of EMOHA
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Brief family background in Bushby, Leicestershire. Outlines desire to be nurse, excitement of leaving home age 17 to train in Royal Air Force (RAF). Describes Saturday job at Woolworths when younger, spending earnings, liking the Beatles. Mentions Leicester City FA Cup loss of 1961, clothes, Leicester not being glamourous, not asserting independence until age 17. Talks about worry of nuclear weapons, attitude to being in armed forces. Mentions milkbars in Leicester, lack of culture, leisure such as bowling, dancing. Comments that in a village everyone knows your business. Mentions attitudes to sex, learning facts of life from friends, agony aunts. Reflects on teenage attitudes, how people related to teenagers.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1960s
Language: English

Recording Date: 8/10/2002
Playing time: 1 hr 8 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference: EM/20

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