Leicester Oral history Archive Collection
Speaker: Fall, Beryl, 1924 - , Interviewee, Female, WAAF service; Bus conductress;
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls her education in Leicester between the wars. Describes in detail a small private school she attended with her sister in Stretton Road, run by two ladies. Continues by recalling her education at Hinckley Road Elementary school and then King Richard's Road school. Mentions pony and trap rides in Western Park and Bradgate Park. Talks about leaving school for office work and joining the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in 1941. Mentions the Green Bicycle murder. Describes various incidents from when she was in the WAAF, until her demobilization in 1946. Recalls events in her childhood, treats and bath night. Talks about when she worked as a bus conductress or 'clippy' during the early 1950s.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Private dame school; Hinckley Road school; King Richards Road Intermediate school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 31/10/1984
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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