Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Hurst, Mrs., - 0, Interviewee, Female, Office Clerk;
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls school days and starting work at fourteen years old. Describes working for Lampson Paragon in the office, including Burrows calculating machine, clocking on system and the switchboard. Talks about giving up work on marriage and the housekeeping she did. Mentions health insurance and treatment by doctors. Returns to subject of work and how she went back to work after the birth of her child. Talks about attitudes to married women working and how the Second World War opened up work for women. Also mentions how her mother worked in the First World War. Talks about life during the Second World War. Mentions sex education and contraception. Describes more details of housework and going on holiday to the seaside.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Grammar school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 1/9/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
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