Community History Collection
Speaker: Neale, Linda, - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Reads memories of the Second World War. Recalls attending Derby Training College and evacuation to Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire in 1940. Mentions joining Women's Land Army and doing other war work. Very brief description of councillor Emily Forte. Details job at employment exchange in summer of 1940, before starting teaching at Avenue Road Infants school in Leicester. Gives details of pay in this job and moving on to teach at other schools in Leicester. Recalls farming holidays, the Capital Tea Club, a temperance café run by Mrs. Bishop. Mentions family members, including brother who was conscientious objector ending up in army. Mentions bicycle transport. Mentions evacuees from Ipswich staying during the war.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Derbyshire, Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Derby, Leicester,
Periods Covered: 1940s
Recording Date: 22/2/1994
Playing time: 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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