Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Jaques, Nellie, 1904 - , Interviewee, Female, Nursery nurse; Nursing; Domestic service;
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes her early family life and her family, including her siblings' health and mother's domestic help. Mentions her father's new job at Bardon for Bernard Everard, describes the house they moved to, Stone Cottage, Bardon. Recalls school at Bardon and being head girl. Talks about her ill health. Describes her first job as an under nurse at Bardon Hill House for the Everards. Also describes the nursery wing and domestic arrangements of the nursery. Explains how Humphrey Everard's fatal accident happened. Describes a Christmas at Goscote Hall, the home of the Fielding-Johnson family. Recalls the dismissal of the head nurse and the delivering of ice to the house. Talks about move to babies home in Leicester then onto train as a child's nurse at Groby hospital. Describes the patients and her eventual ill health, preventing her from completing her training. Interview suddenly terminates before being able to expand on her work in domestic service.
Place of birth: Ibstock, Leicestershire
Education: Bardon school;
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Chief Engineer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: ibstock, Bardon
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s,
Recording Date: 1/1/1992
Access Restrictions: no copyright Item Copyright: EMOHA
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