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126, MA200/137/137
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Williams, Joan, 1924 - , Interviewee, Female, Factory work; Auxiliary Territorial Service, driver;
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Briefly recalls coming to Measham and meeting her husband while serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) as an ambulance driver, during the Second World War. Describes meeting Olive Leedham and starting the Wolf Cubs. Gives lengthy account of Scouting activities in Measham and the scouting organisation. Remembers her first impressions of Measham, its shops and the canal. Talks about the barge people and the canal basin and various shop keepers. Describes her first washing machine and washing with a board and dolly pegs.
Place of birth: Church Gresley, Derbyshire
Education: York Road school, Church Gresley; Swadlingcote school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Bookbinder
Mother's Occupation: Mill worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Meesham
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 5/4/1992
Playing time: 47 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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