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750, LO/118/069
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Masters, Nellie, 1891 - , Interviewee, Female, Shoe worker
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls education at Jarrom Street and Oxford Street schools and first job at Thompson's boot factory. Talks about her parents and siblings and the area and house the family lived in. Recalls courting her husband during the First World War and marriage. Describes her work at C.W.S. as a shoe machinist, resistance to joining the union and eventually striking. Talks about church activities, rambling and first holiday at 18 years old.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Deacon Street school, Leicester Oxford Street school, Leicester;
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son: 2
Father's Occupation: Shoe worker
Mother's Occupation: housewife/shopkeeper
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 17/9/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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