Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Taylor, Winnifred, - , Interviewee, Female, Office worker;
Speaker: Newitt, Ned, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with husband. Recalls move to Leicester as a child in 1915, from Melton Mowbray. Describes the West End of Leicester, during the First World War, including the housing, poverty and pawnbrokers. Recalls the schools she went to and being a member of the Girl Guides. Recalls food shortages, the end of the war and the Spanish Flu. Recalls going to work in the office of the Magic Polish Company on Western Road. Describes the company in detail. Mr Taylor describes in detail his work in the building trade,union membership and wages.
Place of birth: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Education: Narborough Road infant school; Robert Hall chapel;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 10/1/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: see LO/069/020/B
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