Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Sutton, Elsie, 1900 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic Service;
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls family home and the type of housing in Sandacre Street when she was young. Gives description of the conditions, including the installation of gas, and rent. Describes move to new house and compares the two houses. Talks about visits to the Japanese tea garden and 'board yourself' holidays. Recalls leaving her factory job and going into domestic service outside Oxford. Describes her work in service, being called up for the services during the Second World War but being turned down, and working in Westcotes Park maternity hospital as war work.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 18/9/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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