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824, LO/188/139
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Seaton, Kathleen, 1911 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic service; Women's Land Army;
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls work as a third house maid in domestic service, in a large house in Leicester. Describes in detail her duties, in particular the tasks to be done when there was a large house party. Talks about the uniform worn, time off, wages, food and servants' quarters. Recalls promotion to head housemaid and the duties this post involved. Recalls leaving service in 1941 to join the Women's Land Army during the Second World War. Describes looking after the cows and other farm work undertaken and her preference for this work due to the freedom it gave.
Place of birth:
Education: school until age 14
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place:
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 30/7/1985
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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