Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Hedges, Margaret, 1924 - , Interviewee, Female, Secretary.
Speaker: Parry, Vivien., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life, with detail about her father's work as an on-setter at Nailstone colliery, his subsequent unemployment and the resulting poverty the family experienced. Talks about her mother's work in gentlemen's service and an offer to adopt her by the local curate. Also includes account of her parents' meeting and marriage. Describes her education and that of her brothers, including further education. Describes her work as a secretary at Desford Colliery from 1941 and eventual promotion to secretary of the Director and General Manager.
Place of birth: Huggelescote, Leicestershire
Education: Hugglescote secondary modern school; Secretarial college.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Domestic service
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hugglescote.
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 21/9/1988
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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