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547, CH/059/0178
Community History Collection

Speaker: Radbone, Eva, 1912 - 2001, Interviewee, Female, Clerk
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Details looking for a job age 14, 1926, finding one in office at Downing's (hosiery middlemen). Outlines progress through Downing's to ledger office, describes work. Describes how change of management led to worse conditions, interview and move to British United Shoes (BU) as accounting machine operator. Details pay, conditions, work, changes during World War II, changes after war - such as less emphasis on accuarcy in accounts, work culture becoming less formal. Talks in detail about family and history of Oxford Avenue, where has lived all life, mentioning childhood friends, local people and area.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Newarke Girls' School
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation: Policeman
Mother's Occupation: Caterer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 27/7/1995
Playing time: 2 hrs
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference: CH/061/0178

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