Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Dorman, Elsie, 1912 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic Service
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls entering domestic service at the age of fourteen in 1927 as a general servant. Describes the different employment she had as a domestic servant, eventually becoming a between maid. Describes the duties she had to perform and a typical day's work. Talks about her marriage and recalls some home remedies and old wives' tales.
Place of birth: Appleby Magna, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Appleby Magna, Mesaham
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s,
Recording Date: 14/8/1985
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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