Community History collection
Speaker: Anon, 1914 - , Interviewee, Female, Catering, cook;
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with two sisters who recall growing up in North Wingfield, Derbyshire. Describe school, including strictness and Empire Day. Describes Mothering Sunday church service, other church services, Sunday school and games and dances at home on Sundays. Describe Bank Holiday activities including a traditional August Bank Holiday walk to Ashover village. Recalls Easter traditions, including treat of new laid egg for breakfast. Mentions Whitsuntide service and walk on village green, Whitsuntide fair at Hardwick Hall, and Oak Apple Day. Describe Christmas Day at home as children: few presents; helping prepare food; and games played. Interview topic changes to Second World War in Leicester. ‘A’ describes working in British Restaurants as a Cook/Supervisor as member of Women's Voluntary Service (WVS), mentioning British Restaurants on Ivanhoe Street and Aylestone Park. ‘B’ mentions effects of being bombed out of home for six months when factory on St Saviour’s Road, Leicester, was bombed.
Place of birth: Derbyshire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Derbyshire, Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: North Wingfield, Leicester,
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 8/3/1994
Playing time: 55 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: CHCL
Cross Reference: CH/047/0165/B
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