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1419, EV/003
Evacuees Collection

Speaker: Freer, Mavis, 1930 - , Interviewee, Female, Shop assistant;
Speaker: Ward, C, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls North Memorial Homes, Oadby build for soldiers returning from the First World War. Describes her family mentioning her father being a billeting officer and Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warden during the Second World War. Recalls attending Sandhurst Street school and New Lane school in Oadby, Leicester, and describes school life. Recalls an aerial dog fight, American troops and a maternity home for mother's evacuated from London. Recalls working in Woolworth's from the age of 14. Talks about cinema, working men's clubs and yearly fete for the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Recalls an air raid on Aylestone during which her grandmother was injured.
Place of birth:
Education: Sandhurst Street school and New Lane school, Oadby, Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Oadby
Periods Covered: 1940s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/1/2001
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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