Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Clark, Brenda, 1913 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic service; Knitting Factory worker; Women's Land Army.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Talks about her family and the history of her family. Recalls different types of transport in use in early part of 20th century and many different local people in the village. Remembers various local occasions, holidays and entertainments, including Wakes, fairs and cinema, as well as different children's games. Describes schooldays and first job in domestic service, before moving into factory work. Also describes time in the Women's Land Army, during Second World War, mentions Italian Prisoners of War (POW's) working on land. Talks about marriage to local registrar.
Place of birth: Ibstock, Leicestershire
Education: Grange Road school; Ibstock High school.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ibstock
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Recording Date: 22/2/1988
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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