Community History Collection
Speaker: Law, Penny, 1930 - 0, Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Details childhood memories in Leicester of start of World War II (WWII), parents' reactions, gas masks, changes in family life. Mentions role of Air Raid Precautions (ARP), local bombing in Sudeley Avenue area. Describes family Anderson air raid shelter, seeing destruction after air raid, aftermath of bomb exploding. Mentions food, swapping coupons. Talks about father's attitude to her schooling, family's social status, further education, relationship with father. Comments on closeness of community, celebrations at end of WWII. Talks about teenage years, trying lipstick, make up, alcohol, cigarettes. Brief mention of social standing of areas of Leicester. Anecdote about queuing for fruit in Leicester Market.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Catherine Street School
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 3/2/1994
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: CHCL
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