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682, LO/049/C49
Leicester Oral History Archive

Speaker: Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, - , Interviewee, ,
Speaker: , Interviewer,

Summary of interview item: Countesthorpe Cottage Homes. Compilation of interview extracts recalling the children's homes at Countesthorpe, in the early decades of the 20th century. Various descriptions of the conditions and life experienced at the Cottage Homes in Countesthorpe, including the food, punishment, house work, tasks and uniform worn. Detailed description of how the cottage homes were laid out and who was in them. Recollections of concerts, holidays, playing games,' toy day' and mixing with other children in the homes. Individual recollections of how they came to be in the homes and personal experiences of the home. Memories of the Second World War coming and changes to the home after the war. Contributors to the compilation are : Miss Taylor, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Sabin, Mr Gregory, Mr Toach.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Countersthorpe
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/1/1989
Playing time: 54 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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