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832, LO/196/147
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Boyall, K., 1911 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker;
Speaker: Simpson, T, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls early life living in Andrewes Street, Leicester. Describes mother running shop and the housing conditions. Describes in detail schooling at King Richards school and Narborough Road school, particularly the housewifery classes. Describes leaving school and working for mother before working in hosiery industry at Hall and Earl and Gibson Clark. Recalls items sold in shop. Describes games played as a child. Describes housing conditions again and neighbours helping each other during the Second World War. Recalls wartime experience, rationing, air raids, exemption from war work. Describes boarding windows on death and funerals.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: King Richards Road school; Narborough Road school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation: shopkeeper
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 12/8/1985
Playing time: 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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