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297, WF/002/H02
Westfield Collection

Speaker: Mansfield, Gladys, - , Interviewee, Female, Machinist; Hosiery overlocker;
Speaker: Unknown, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Remembers living in Castle Street ( Hinckley?) in a beer shop. Describes education, first at a private school in Hill Street, run by the two Miss Wrigley's, then at the local council school and finally at Barwell school. Talks about the differences in education at each school. Mentions going to work at Davies in New Buildings, as an underwear machinist, when she left school at 14 years old. Describes meeting her first husband at 16, his time in the army and her experience visiting him in Southampton, during the Second World War. Talks about her early married life and the death of one of her daughters who was disabled. Recalls Sunday school, the Girl's Friendly Society, the Sweet Pea cCub and playing bowls for Hinckley Ladies.
Place of birth:
Education: Private school; Barwell school;
Marital Status: Married, Children: Daughters 4
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Barwell
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 12/1/1994
Playing time: 29 mins
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: HOHP
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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