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726, LO/094/045
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Rudkin, Olive, 1914 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker;
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls early life in Belgrave area of Leicester. Describes the housing and everyday life in the area. Mentions children's play, school, pawning clothes, health care and days out in the countryside. Describes in detail work in the hosiery industry, starting with first job at Wolsey. Gives details of living in Leicester during the Second World War, mentioning such things as the American soldiers, diet and bombing.
Place of birth:
Education: Mellor Street school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 24/5/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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