Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Wilkins, Emma, 1899 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery, embroiderer.
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Talks about her early life on the Gracedieu Estate, describes her father's work and other people who worked or lived on the estate. Recalls school in Thringstone, childhood games, Christmas celebrations and attending Sunday school. Also recalls family meals, domestic life at home and talks about her brothers and sisters. Describes leaving school and becoming hosiery home worker, as a stocking embroiderer. Recalls leisure activities, such as dancing, local fairs and meeting and marrying her husband. Also recalls skating on the local pond and the wild life in the area, such as foxes and frogs.
Place of birth: Gracedieu, Leicestershire
Education: Elementary ( to age 14)
Marital Status: Widowed, Children:
Father's Occupation: Gardener
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Gracedieu; Thringstone.
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s,
Recording Date: 19/1/1989
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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