Speaker: Kolaczek, Dorothy V., 1917 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Shorthand typist
Speaker: Fletcher, A, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Briefly talks about childhood interest in birds especially whistle thrush. Belonged to Women's Voluntary Service (WVS) in Leicester. Answered Ian Evans ad for volunteers to work with specimens and describes work. Mentions working with funghi and Dorothy Fieldhouse. Mentions travelling abroad to photograph flowers. Brief mention of Leicester Lit & Phil Natural History Society. Recalls gradual interest in natural history and walking in Lake District. Talks about seeing Queen at WVS/WRVS lunch. Briefly mentions Leicestershire flora and preparing specimens.
Place of birth: Sunderland
Education: Grange Crescent Montessori school, Sunderland
Marital Status: , Children: 2
Father's Occupation: Sea captain
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000
Recording Date: 7/8/2007
Playing time: 33 mins, 28 secs
Access Restrictions: Full consent Item Copyright: LCC
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