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789, LO/153/104/B
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Stacey, Hilda, 1901 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker; Needle maker; Women's Land Army
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Joint interview with sister Edna Coleman.Continues after sister. Recalls starting work at Ellis Hosiery in Chancery Street, Leicester at age fourteen. Describes moving into making hosiery needles at Tommy Greaves, details process and union activity. Recalls working in the Women's Land Army. Recounts a number of incidents about local people and places, including story about the General Hospital and teeth extraction. Recalls treatment for rheumatic fever and St Vitas Dance, and birth of her four children. Talks about a lamplighter, shopping trips, fishing, holidays to Skegness and household pets. (see LO/153/104/A)
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Conduit Street school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Police Sergeant
Mother's Occupation: Washer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s,1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 4/2/1985
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: LO/153/104/A

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