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811, LO/175/126
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Tebbutt, Connie, - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in the West End of Leicester. Describes father's business including his milk rounds in the West End and North of the city. Talks about education at Hinckley Road Girls school and helping on a milk round. Describes various home remedies for ailments and different foods made by her mother. Mentions various tradespeople who delivered to the home. Talks about school outings to Bradgate Park and an orphanage on Fosse Road Central. Recalls rationing, food shortages, gas masks, air raid shelters and the American Airborne Division stationed at Evington during the Second World War.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Hinckley Road Girls school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Dairy owner
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 5/6/1985
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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