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1425, EV/011
Evacuees Collection

Speaker: Anon, 1919 - , Interviewee, Female, Teacher
Speaker: Ward, C., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls interview for college and describes going away to teachers training college at Homerton College, Cambridge in 1938. Describes girls being evacuated to Cambridge during the Second World War including some from South Africa. Mentions attitudes of South Africans toward servants. Comments it was all women training as teachers and soon after married women were allowed to teach. Recalls the effect of bombing on training and exams, and death of children. Gives details of first teaching post at Castle Donnington Junior school. Describes in detail arrival of evacuees from Sheffield, including the poverty of the children. Recalls evacuees from London after Sheffield children returned. Mentions shortages of supplies, use of slates and attitude of London parents towards local people. Notes teachers sent from London forced her to move to Secondary Modern school where she shared classroom with another teacher. Mentions assembly process for air raids.
Place of birth: Kegworth, Leicestershire
Education: Loughborough High school; Homerton College, Cambridge
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Castle Donnington
Periods Covered: 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 16/8/2001
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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