Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Harris, Ada, 1920 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker; Engineering worker;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls work in local industry and the West End of Leicester. Describes working in the hosiery industry and transferring into engineering in 1939. Gives detail of her job on a capstan lathe, shifts and pay. Talks about trade union membership and working conditions. Describes working atmosphere, social events and holidays. Talks about changes in the factory after the war ended. Describes changes to the West End of Leicester since she moved there in 1937, also mentions the market area. Talks about various leisure activities, including the Floral Hall and eating out in Leicester.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 7/3/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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