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574, CH/068/0188
Community History Collection

Speaker: Brooks, Margaret, 1924 - , Interviewee, Female, Tram conductress;
Speaker: Carswell, Jean, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls being called up for war work during the Second World War. Details choice and decision to become a conductress on the trams in Leicester. Describes the uniform, routes, working with male colleagues and daily routine as a 'clippie'. Mentions effects of blackout and lack of social life. Recalls various tram fares and anecdote about a woman. Husband contributes to interview with information on points at Great Central station, different road surfaces and relates seeing trams colliding.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 6/11/1998
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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