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720, LO/088/039
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Marston, Betty, 1909 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in the Belgrave area of Leicester in the early years of the 20th century. Describes the housing conditions, children's games, neighbourhood shops and food shortages during the First World War. Recalls her father's work as a butcher, after he was gassed during the war. Describes sister's ill health and a friend dying from tuberculosis (TB). Recalls the rents charged. Describes the local cinema and discipline at school and home.
Place of birth:
Education: Private school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Butcher
Mother's Occupation: Dressmaker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 10/5/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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