Leicester Oral history Archive Collection
Speaker: Hall, Vera, 1910 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Matterson, F., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls her childhood in Aylestone and Belgrave and some major events that happened. Recalls her grandfather and the lack of state welfare for the elderly and sick. Recalls the introduction of the old age pension in 1908 and the end of the First World War, including a victory parade on Loughborough Road, Christmas presents for the children of the troops, and her father returning from the war. Describes games she played, Granby Road School, Sunday School and Sunday School treats to Woodhouse Eaves. Mentions the Japanese tea gardens. Describes household chores she did as a child. Mentions the Second World War and going to adult school.
Place of birth:
Education: Granby Road school.
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Heel builder
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 3/12/1984
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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