Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Dangerfield, Frances, - , Interviewee, Female, Factory worker;
Speaker: Carter, Monica, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls factory work in the late 1930s. Describes working in war production during the Second World War, including union activity, factory conditions, shift work, pay and hours. Recalls entertainment and the black market during the war. Talks about the differences between peacetime working and wartime working for women, and women being replaced by men after the war. Mentions women starting trade unions after the war.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 22/3/1985
Playing time: 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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