Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Calow, Phyllis, 1915 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker; Shoe worker; Shop Keeper;
Speaker: Rostron, Jo, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls education at Ingle Street school in Leicester. Describes work in hosiery factories and shoe factories, also time spent unemployed in 1930s. Describes cycling holidays and holidays at Butlin's holiday camp in Skegness and Ramsgate. Talks about marriage in 1939 and cancellation of honeymoon due to start of Second World War, also problems faced by her and her husband in running grocery shop during the war. Talks about the origins of Newfoundpool and memories of her childhood there.
Place of birth: Newfoundpool, Leicester
Education: Ingle Street school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Shoe worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 5/6/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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