Community History Collection
Speaker: Weston, Amy, 1917 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Caterer; factory worker; porter;
Speaker: Mills, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Brief outline of schools attended in Highcross area of Leicester. Outline of working life including brief mentions of having to leave Imperial Typewriters when married, work during World War II as porter at Midland Railway. Lists buildings, businesses, on and around the High Street, various anecdotes. Describes Blue Boar Lane area where grew up, mentions swimming baths on Bath Lane, local cinema. Anecdotes about grandmother preparing meals for the poor at Christmas, childhood, family life, future husband's first visit to her home, local character the 'Colonel', cattle in the street, local doctors and family births. Part of a series of interviews about the High Street.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: St Martins School, St Mary de Castro School, Alderman Newton Grammar School
Marital Status: , Children: Sons: 3, Daughter: 1
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 26/3/1997
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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