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

Speaker: Alderwick, Edna., 1906 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker; Usherette; Barmaid;
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Joint interview with sister, Hilda Stacey. Recalls childhood in Leicester, including parents' work and school at Conduit Street school and Melbourne Road. Talks about food, pawning items and tramps. Recalls the incident of local thief Tommy Nutting stabbing her grandfather. Talks about her work, firstly in hosiery then as an usherette at the Palace Theatre. Talks about working for her father at the Fish and Quart public house in Leicester and the theatre and circus people that used the pub. Interview continues with Mrs Stacey. (see LO/153/104/B)
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Conduit Street school; Melbourne Road 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,
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/B & LO/528/478/A/B

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