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588, CH/082/0206
Community History Collection

Speaker: Roberts, Queenie Hilda, 1921 - 1997, Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker
Speaker: Money, A, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: See 1134, LO/481/431 for summary of first part of recording - wartime life in factories. Describes work, shifts, dance band, enjoying work, clothing, trying to join Women's Auxiliary Air Force, leisure, work processes during World War II (WWII) at Mellor Bromley Ltd, St Saviour's Road, Leicester (engineering). Talks about coping with hardship, rationing, various incidents, bittersweet reaction to end of war as enjoyed work. Talks at length about day to day life during WWII, particularly the Trocadero Cinema, air raid shelters.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Coal deliveryman
Mother's Occupation: Nurse, cleaner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 18/2/1994
Playing time: 2 hrs 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference: LO/481/431

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