Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Thompson, Irene, 1918 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic Service; Waitress;
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls attending The Elms, government run domestic service training school in Market Harborough. Describes her life in domestic service, first for a family in Westfield Road, Leicester, then with a family in Kirby Muxloe. Returns to description of her experience at training school. Mentions her liking of training and domestic service as it gave her independence from her family. Mentions clothing. Talks about her family and family meals. Describes the bedroom of the daughter of household she worked for. Gives details of various home remedies.
Place of birth: Redcar, Yorkshire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Iron works charge hand
Location: County: Leicestershire
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/8/1985
Playing time: 1 hr 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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