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779, LO/143/094
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Anon, 1902 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic service;
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Briefly recalls childhood in Lincoln, after her mother died. Describes going into domestic service with her twin sister at fourteen years old in a village outside Lincoln. Details the harsh conditions they experienced, the work they had to do and the maltreatment they received from their employer. Describes eventually running away from employer and contracting diphtheria, and father confronting the employer to get take her sister away.
Place of birth: Lincoln
Education: Catholic school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Cab driver
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Lincolnshire
Location: Town/Place: Lincoln
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 17/1/1985
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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