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303, WF/010/H10
Westfield Collection

Speaker: Phipps, Marie, 1918 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker;
Speaker: Hyde, Colin, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls her early family life, father's work in hosiery and sibling's tuberculosis (TB). Briefly describes childhood play, school and Sunday school attendance. Talks about obtaining work through her Sunday school teacher at Chamberlain's hosiery factory in Burbage, on splicing cutting. Details the cinemas she visited, Regent and Odeon, and where the courting took place locally. Describes meeting and courting her husband and taking him home to meet the family. Talks about the bad health she suffered from. Recalls rationing in the Second World War, seeing Coventry ablaze and the airborne planes on D-Day.
Place of birth: Burbage, Leicestershire
Education: Burbage Church school until age 14.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Hosiery worker
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley, Burbage,
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 16/3/1994
Playing time: 49 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: HOHP
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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