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742, LO/110/061/B
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Souter, 1895 - , Interviewee, Female, Laundry worker;
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Joint interview with husband. Recalls her parents' work in service. Mentions food rationing during the First World War, shopping in Nuneaton, and her daughter. Husband recalls the end of the Boer War celebrations, army service in the Hussars during the First World War, and his parents. Talks about work as a heating engineer and payment for health care. Describes boxing at Granby Halls and boxing training. Talks about different forms of transport in Leicester and movement of cattle to the market. Describes Christmas celebrations, holidays and cheese making.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children: Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Coachman
Mother's Occupation: Dressmaker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910,1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 25/9/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: LO/110/062/A

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