David Wood Collection
Speaker: Belton, K. Miss, - , Interviewee, Female, Postwoman;
Speaker: Wood, David, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls her childhood in Barwell and early family life. Describes the water pumps in Barwell, that were used to obtain water when she was a child, and her father collecting water. Gives a detailed account of her time at Church school, until she was thirteen years old, including a trip to the seaside, corporal punishment and the teachers. Mentions becoming a post woman in 1942, in Barwell, having previously looked after her mother. Describes May Pole dancing as a child and being taken to the village manor on May Day. Recalls various personalities who lived in the village. Talks in detail about the horse drawn transport she used. Recalls the shops and trades in Barwell village, such as Aucotts cake shop, the fish and chip shop, the sweet shop, tailors and shoe repair shop. Gives a vivid account of the Sunday School treats she went on.
Place of birth: Barwell, Leicestershire
Education: Barwell, Church school.
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation: Gardener
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Barwell
Periods Covered: 1890s,1900s,1910s, 1920s,1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 23/8/1984
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: D. Wood
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