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308, WF/015/H15
Westfield Collection

Speaker: Dorman, Marjery, 1915 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker, stockings;
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls early family life and home in Queen's Road, Hinckley. Describes the local area, playing and school. Talks about first job in the hosiery trade at Hood and Masons and what she earnt. Mentions the entertainment available, such as dancing and the cinema, also how she met her husband at school. Describes dancing classes, the dances that were popular, what was worn and where they went to dance. Talks about getting married in 1937, renting their first house, her first child and separation from her husband due to the Second World War. Recalls taking in homeless bombed out families from Coventry, and VE day street party. Describes her mother suffering from dropsy after her father died. Mentions move to Belgrave in Leicester. Recalls band in Queen's Park and different shops in Hinckley, having a cats whisker radio, and neighbours watching the Coronation in 1953 on her television.
Place of birth: Hinckley, Leicestershire
Education: St Mary's Church school, Hinckley; Council school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Painter and Decorator
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley, Burbage, Leicester,
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 7/6/1994
Playing time: 39 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: HOHP
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
Copies: yes
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