Leicester Oral History Archive
Speaker: Women's Lives, - , Interviewee, ,
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Summary of interview item: Women's Lives. Compilation of edited interview extracts looking at women's lives in the first half of the 20th century. Describes the everyday living conditions, housing and housework that women dealt with. Details of child bearing, contraception, abortion and motherhood, as well as other health issues, in the days before the National Health Service (NHS). Descriptions of relationships, including marriage and divorce are given. The different employment open to women in the Leicester area is described, particularly in the shoe and textile trades, and details of working conditions and strikes. Detailed descriptions of working as a woman doctor and a woman sales representative are also given. The contributors to this tape are: Kathleen Mc Donagh, Dr Millard, Joan Bussingham, Miss Wagstaff, Mrs G. Matthews, Mr F. Brooks, Mrs F. Bailey, Dr M. Morton, Millicent Hillebrand, Mr C. Bell, Mrs Bell, Miss G. E. Bailey and Mrs Hurst.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900, 1910, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 35 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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