Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Halford, Elizabeth, 1919 - 1993, Interviewee, Female, Nurse (War time service)
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes life as child of the Everard, quarry-owning family and upbringing at Bardon Hill House. Gives vivid account of life in the big house, her education, social life, pastimes, including riding and hunting and family meals. Also describes going to church and the garden produce. Recalls her nursing during the Second World War and her brother's service in the Army. Describes her return to Bardon after her marriage and birth of first child.
Place of birth: Bardon Hill House, Bardon, Leicestershire
Education: Governess; Day & Boarding school; College of Citizenship, London
Marital Status: Divorced, Children:
Father's Occupation: Quarry owner
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 26/7/1988
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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