Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Bentham, Miss, 1910 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Taylor, K., Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in Aylestone, Leicester in the early years of the 20th century. Talks about her parents, their work, courting and raising a family on one pound a week. Describes various domestic items in their house. Recalls her school days at Granby Road school and having to leave at thirteen years of age as she could not afford to go to grammar school. Recalls the outbreak of the First World War, Zeppelins and shortages of goods.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Granby Road school.
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation: Boot and shoe worker
Mother's Occupation: Domestic service
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Aylestone
Periods Covered: 1910s
Recording Date: 1/2/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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