Community History Collection
Speaker: Tilley, Doris, 1908 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Mills, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Outlines how came to live in Framework Knitters' Homes, Oadby, Leicestershire. Brief account of a religious experience. Mention of man in glass coffin protesting at closure of Silver Street Picture House. Names shops etc. on and around High Street, Leicester. Expresses dislike of changes to Leicester. Mentions childhood in Wharf Street area, tells various family stories, including anecdote of an occasion when she sang at the Empire, a serious childhood accident, other accidents, states belief God has looked after her. Part of a series of interviews about the High Street.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Clyde Street School
Marital Status: Widowed, Children: Son: 1, Daughters: 2
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 25/3/1997
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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