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1419, EV/002
Evacuees Collection

Speaker: Randon, Barbara, 1930 - , Interviewee, Female, Tailor;
Speaker: Ward, C., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls living in children's home in Ipswich, Suffolk at the start of Second World War. Recalls air raid shelters and German parachutist. Describes evacuation to Leicester and being billeted with Mr. & Mrs. Edwards. Describes home life and attending Ingle Street school, then Mantle Street school. Recalls working for a tailor aged 14 and living with Mrs. Edwards after the war. Sketches return to Ipswich before returning to Leicester aged 18. Comments on different treatment for Evacuees and not feeling part of community. Recalls food during war. Mentions Mr. Edwards making toys for the children. Recalls outing to Bradgate Park. Describes relationship with the Edwards as that of parents.
Place of birth: Ipswich, Suffolk
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Northamptonshire
Location: Town/Place: Northampton
Periods Covered: 1940s
Language: English

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

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