Community History Collection
Speaker: Lockwood, Agnes, 1912 - 0, Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Woodfield, Julie, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Explains family leaving Cork, Irleand in 1916 to escape Irish Republican Army (IRA) as father a British soldier, mentions incident between father and members of IRA. Recalls father, two siblings, dying of tuberculosis (TB), how mother coped. Brief outline of arrival in Leicester, streets lived in. Mention of mother's work as cleaner on railway, mother not being able to claim parish relief when father died in 1921, schools attended in Leicester.
Place of birth: Cork, Ireland
Education: Belper Street; Lansdowne Road.
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Soldier
Mother's Occupation: Cleaner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s
Recording Date: 23/9/1998
Playing time: 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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