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297, WF/003/H05
Westfield Collection

Speaker: Payne, Dorothy, 1920 - , Interviewee, Female, Office worker
Speaker: Buck, Sue, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls the countryside outside Hickley and the farmhouse she was brought up in. Describes the farmhouse, her father's work as a milkman and running a small farm. Details going to Hinckley High School in Hill Street, formerly a private school. Describes parts of Hinckley, including the market. Recalls how friendly and visible policemen were on the beat. Talks about going to dances but having to be home on time. Recalls meeting her husband at Hinckley Technical College, whilst she was on a commercial course and he was training for the Gas Board. Mentions her father being strict about boyfriends. Describes her mother using herbs. Remembers the day war was declared in September 1939, the bombing of Coventry and riding bikes in the blackout.
Place of birth: Hinckley, Leicestershire
Education: Hinckley High school
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Farmer/Milkman;
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 26/1/1994
Playing time: 13 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: HOHP
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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