Leicester City Museums Collection
Speaker: Allford, Margaret, - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Shepherd, N., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Childhood memories of the New Walk Museum from the 1920s. Recalls the strictness of the wardens and how the museum helped her to learn. Mentions the stuffed giraffe and the fish pond in the Egyptian Gallery. Recalls that working seven days a week during the Second World War prevented her from visiting the museum. Describes taking her own children and grandchildren to the museum. Talks about the Art Gallery and future changes to the museum. Discuses stuffed animals and the Cook report, and stuffed pets. Mentions the differences between children in the museum when she was young and now. Talks about the methods of display.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 3/12/1998
Playing time: 20 mins
Access Restrictions: no copyright Item Copyright: LCMS
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