Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Iliffe, Miss, 1915 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker;
Speaker: Taylor, K., Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls life Aylestone village in the early part of the 20th century. Describes the area as farmland and a sandpit, mentions a few buildings on the main road. Talks about the trams in Aylestone and shops in town. Recalls her school days at Granby Road school and not being able to go to grammar school. Mentions starting work at Wolsey's in King Street. Recalls the Japanese Gardens and describes them and the entertainments there. Talks about Sunday school and fund raising events. Mentions characters from the village. Recalls the Second World War, including evacuees, a bomb falling on Cavendish Road and allotments.
Place of birth: Aylestone, Leicester
Education: Granby Road school;
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Aylestone
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 30/1/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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