Community History Collection
Speaker: Kendall, Betty, 1902 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Factory worker
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in Leicester; describes games played, cinema, ice skating at Aylestone Mill. Details period in Switzerland prior to World War II (WWII), certainty of coming war. Describes work for Red Cross in Clarendon Park during WWII, local air raids. Detailed description of radar factory work near Blackbird Road, food eaten at work. Attitude to Lord Haw-Haw, air raid sirens. Childhood memories of Narborough Road School, games, May Day, Easter, Christmas. Memories of family and houses, details of hole on Upper Conduit Street and route of water causing flood, description of Leicester Market, various city centre shops such as Simpkin & James, Morleys. Mention of theatres near market, anecdote of walk to Bradgate Park followed by evening at the Palace Theatre. Mentions local fairs, including hiring fairs. Thumbnail of Stag & Pheasant pub. General memories of places in Leicester, food during WWII.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Narborough Road School
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 15/1/1993
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: CHCL
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