Daivd Wood Collection
Speaker: Geary, Nellie, - , Interviewee, Female, Fcatory worker.
Speaker: Wood, D., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls water pumps and water well, and how typhoid epidemic led to them being put on town water. Mother and siblings died of typhoid. Recalls 'Mayor's Gap' and 'Battle of Bosworth' areas in the village. Talks about local emigration to Canada and America around 1910, including her brother and uncle to New York, USA. Describes the reasons why brother went to Canada. Talks about a nephew visiting from Canada and his work in building mobile homes. Talks about roads in England. Recalls how families from the village followed one another to work in the newly established boot and shoe industry in Toronto, Canada. Recalls visit to friend in Toronto Talks about her father, his work in the shoe industry, his allotment and his being too old to fight in the First World War. Describes the division in the village between Church of England and Non-conformist schools. Recalls starting work in a factory at twelve years of age.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation: Shoe maker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Barwell
Recording Date: 10/10/1984
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: D. Wood
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