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727, LO/095/046
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Bailey, F., 1891 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls her childhood in the Belgrave district of Leicester at the turn of the 19th/20th century, including the trams. Talks about her father's work at the pumping station, mother's work as a home worker, seaming socks and gloves, the animals that were kept and the family home in Cooper Street, Belgrave. Recalls going to school at the National School. Talks about the cheese that was sold in the market. Mentions football, and the 'Relief of Mafeking' during the Boer War.
Place of birth:
Education: National School, Belgrave;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Pumping station worker
Mother's Occupation: Washing and Home work
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s,1910s
Language: English

Recording Date: 25/5/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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