Community History Collection
Speaker: Kirby, Muriel, 1908 - 0, Interviewee, Female,
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Summary of interview item: Memories of World War II (WWII) in Leicester, focussing on food. Describes cake making, collecting coal from Aylestone, allotments, reaction to a woman winning allotment prize. Comments on sense of community, cooking rabbits, comments on cooking generally. Anecdote about filthy female evacuee. Mentions ration books, cooking on a range, recycling clothes. General memories of bombing in Leicester, Kirby Muxloe (brief), using air raid shelters, bombing of Cavendish Road, allotments. Mention of printers named Gibbon, brief comment on changes in Saffron Lane area.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s
Recording Date: 24/2/1994
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: CHCL
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