Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Dallaston, Sarah, 1904 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic Service, Children's nanny;
Speaker: Pallett, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls her childhood, first at Cranford Hall in Middlesex, then at Foxton Locks in Leicestershire. Recalls going to live with her grandparents at the age of six, after her mother's death. Describes her grandfather's work as lock keeper at Foxton, the locks and the barges. Mentions Foxton school, her ill health as a child and Sunday school. Explain how her sister got her work in domestic service as a children's nanny through an agency. Describes her work with the Tutt family in Stoneygate, Leicester and the family's move to Gorleston in Norfolk each summer for two months. Recalls meeting her husband, working on a farm before entering domestic service and her husband's work as a butcher.
Place of birth: Cranford Hall, Middlesex
Education: Foxton school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Horse Keeper
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Foxton
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 7/6/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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