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296, WF/001/H01
Westfield Collection

Speaker: Shore, Elizabeth, 1907 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery factory
Speaker: , Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls early family life in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, living in street alongside relatives. Talks about grandparents who lived in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire . Recalls leaving school at thirteen and her brothers and sisters, one brother killed in First World War, another went to Australia in 1920. Describes Sutton in Ashfield and the street where she grew up. Details the domestic chores, her childhood home and the games she played. Talks about her first job and spending money, also travel to Mansfield and Nottingham. Recalls moving to Hinckley in 1930s, sister living in Hinckley got work for Elizabeth's husband at Atkins. Did not like leaving family behind but thought it was only for short time. Describes Hinckley people, recounts story about neighbour who murdered his wife. Mentions crime, holidays to Blackpool and cruises to North Africa. Describes health and home remedies. Recalls rationing during the Second World War and discusses war in general and the arms trade with interviewer.
Place of birth: Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Education: to age 13
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 1 Daughters: 2
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Sutton in Ashfield, Hinckley
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/12/1994
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: Hinckley Oral History Project
Summary: No
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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