Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Dickens, E. A., 1900 - , Interviewee, Female, Office clerk;
Speaker: Taylor, K., Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls Aylestone in the first half of the 20th century. Describes the condition of the roads, trams and visiting the shops in Leicester city centre. Mentions Sunday School treats, playing games and the Japanese tea gardens. Recalls the men of the village killed in the First World War and the Spanish influenza epidemic. Talks about her work as a nursemaid, then in a factory where she eventually got a job in an office. Mentions being given money by her employer when she left to have her first child in 1927. Mentions the Duke of Rutland who owned land in Aylestone.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Granby Road school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Aylstone
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 21/1/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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