Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Hooper, Hilda, 1896 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic service, house and parlour maid.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life and schooling in Derbyshire, including some details of her father's work. Describes decision for entering domestic service and the type of work she did as a housemaid and parlour maid, eventually working for the Everard family at Bardon Hill House. Recalls many details of her duties working for the Everards and the people she worked with there. Continues with details of next job at Enderby Hall, Donisthorpe and her subsequent marriage. Recollections of the Second World War include shopping and returning to work for the Everards. Also recalls her children's schooling, social life and village life in Bardon and the lack of transport in the area. (see also interview with husband Charles Hooper)
Place of birth: Woodville, Derbyshire.
Education: Saint Stephen's Woodville, Church of England school.
Marital Status: Married, Children: Daughters: 2
Father's Occupation: Foreman
Mother's Occupation: Dressmaker
Location: County: Leicestershire; Derbyshire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 6/8/2001
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: see MA200/036/036
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