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492, CH/013/0129
Community History Collection

Speaker: Stacey, Hilda, - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Morley, Paul, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Talks about tramps at workhouse Kent Street, Leicester, poor area. Details of parents, mother's ancestors in stocking making invention, her job as seamstress, father's job as a detective, mentions freemasons. Mentions grandfather catching burglar and reward. Describes membership of 'dispensary', death etiquette, illness. Describes 'tin-panning' adulterers, street traders, entertainers. Recounts stories of community spirit, making a living. Describes games, recreation, school, Sunday school. Evokes community culture before and during WW1. Describes life as war widow, job in Land Army hostels, finding accommodation. Brief mention of home in Mablethorpe being destroyed in 1953 flood causing return to Leicester. Mentions holidays, hosiery work, pawn shops, theatre visit to see Vesta Tilley, Pork Pie Chapel, cinemas. Talks further of family, mother and father.
Place of birth:
Education: Conduit Street
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Detective
Mother's Occupation: Seamstress
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 23/3/1993
Playing time: 1hr58mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHLCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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