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493, CH/014/0131
Community History Collection

Speaker: Reiger, Nora, - , Interviewee, Female, Women's Lands Army;
Speaker: , Interviewer,

Summary of interview item: Describes joining Women’s Land Army (WLA) during Second World War, and work duties on farm in North Luffenham, Rutland. Recalls working in a large garden in Oadby, Leicestershire, and meeting Edward Reiger, a German Prisoner of War (POW) whom she married. Describes homes they lived in Shearsby and Saddington, Leicestershire. Recalls wartime leisure activities and rationing, including having a dress made from a dyed blanket. Recalls blackouts and difficulty in moving around in darkness. Briefly mentions joining Air Raid Precautions (ARP). Mentions employment after leaving school in a shoe factory, and at stables in Oadby. Recalls visiting Women’s Land Army Rest Home in Torquay, Devon.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/3/1994
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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