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123, MA200/134/134
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Roberts, Edith., 1927 - , Interviewee, Female, Shoe Factory work;
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls her childhood and early family life. Describes her family, father's work, mother shopping and the household task and housekeeping. Talks about Sunday school and church. Recalls childhood pranks with her brothers, Mayday celebrations, recites Mayday song. Also recalls magic lantern shows and other activities as a child. Describes Nailstone Wood fry and the local newsagent's car being hit by a train. Talks about staring work at Barwell shoe factory and what she was paid. Mentions meeting her husband, moving away from Coalville and missing the community. Talks about shops in Coalville and Leicester, making items for the house and redecorating.
Place of birth: Ibstock, Leicestershire
Education: Battram Council school; Ibstock secondary Modern school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ibstock, Coalville
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 3/4/1992
Playing time: 46 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: see 00122 MA200/133/133

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