Speaker: Aucott, Shirley, 1947 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Lecturer
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Brief description of Churchgate area of Leicester where family ran shop. Mentions hairdressing apprenticeship. Describes Hazledene High School on Fosse Road. Talks about going into Leicester on Saturdays, village 'hops' in Rothley, Leicestershire, local fair, getting information about boys, listening to records. Describes hairstyles, make-up, first cigarettes & alcohol. Mentions holidays to Butlins, Yugoslavia, Spain, travel broadening outlook. Describes hairdressing apprenticeship at Hair Fashions, day classes, customers, structure at work. Talks about buying clothes in Leicester at places such as Lewis's for Mary Quant, Werff's. Describes how hairstyle, clothes, frequenting jazz/folk clubs, listening to Bob Dylan indicated a certain lifestyle. Talks about the coffee bars of Leicester, such the Chameleon. Brief mention of being at beat poets' gig at Albert Hall, 1965. Mention of holiday romance in Jersey. Talks about becoming more politically aware. Details situation when became pregnant, attitudes, parental support; interests moved from youth culture to education. Talks further about teenage years, attitudes to sex, youth culture, eventual interest in feminism, socialism.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Hazeldene High School, Fosse Road North, Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children: Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Shopkeeper
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1960s
Recording Date: 25/11/2002
Playing time: 2 hrs 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: LO/365/316, EM/109
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