Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Preston, Betty, 1909 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls family life and home in the Belgrave area of Leicester during and after the First World War. Mentions the high number of deaths due to the Spanish Flu outbreak. Recalls her school teacher and the type of work her parents did. Mentions the fairs and other leisure activities. Talks about the public houses in the area, local people and shops. Describes the family home and the introduction of electric lighting.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Factory Worker
Mother's Occupation: Shop worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 6/6/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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