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113, MA200/123/123/B
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Whittaker, Sarah, 1899 - , Interviewee, Female, Retail; Hosiery factory, cutter;
Speaker: Roberts, T, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls early family life, father's work, family games and pastimes. Mentions the 1926 strike. Talks about annual day trip and father going to the public house. Talks about leaving school and work in grocer's shop before becoming a fabric cutter in a hosiery factory in Leicester. Mentions meeting her husband at a dance in Coalville and the work he did. Recalls living in Ellistown before moving to Coalville. (The interview is very short and gives little detail.)
Place of birth: Ibstock, Leicestershire
Education: Elementary (to age 14)
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 1 Daughters: 1
Father's Occupation: Winderman
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ibstock
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 29/10/1991
Playing time: 24 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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