Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Chapman, Gladys, 1916 - , Interviewee, Male, Domestic service; Waitress;
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls leaving school at fourteen years of age and entering domestic service. Describes her work in domestic service in the 1930s. Talks about going to work as a waitress for the summer season at The Links Hotel in Cromer, Norfolk, describing this work and the uniform she wore. Gives more detail of her duties and her life in domestic service. Describes work as a waitress in Cromer. Describes finding other waitressing work back in Leicester, firstly at the Stag and Pheasant in Humberstone Gate, where she lived in, then at Winn's and the Royal Hotel. Describes these jobs and compares aspects of this work to domestic service.
Place of birth: Whitwick, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire, Norfolk
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Cromer
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 8/8/1985
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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