Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Brown, E.M. Mrs, 1899 - , Interviewee, Female, Office worker;
Speaker: Porter, M., Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in Leicester, including attending a playschool in Belgrave Road. Talks about her father not having to fight during the First World War and Belgian refugees. Mentions starting work as an office junior. Describes fear of air raids, air raid shelters during the Second World War and being a blood donor. Talks about the benefits of the National Health Service (NHS) and describes the Friendly Societies and medical treatment before the NHS. Talks about listening to the radio and how the cinema was a rare treat. Talks about Thurmaston and its community.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: playschool; school to age 14;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/1/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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