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840, LO/204/155
Leicester Oral history Archive Collection

Speaker: Taylor, Eva, 1916 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic Service; HM Forces;
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls time spent in domestic service, after leaving school at age fourteen, in Essex. Describes various domestic service jobs gained through an employment agency. Gives details of the household tasks she had to perform and details of her employers. Also describes the work conditions, wages and free time. Recalls outbreak of war in 1939 and her employment at that time, including evacuation. Recalls joining the forces in 1940. Mentions various sayings, customs, superstitions and home remedies. Mentions her sister's work as domestic servant.
Place of birth: Isle of Sheppy, Kent
Education: to age 14
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Kent, Essex
Location: Town/Place: Westcliffe on Sea
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 11/9/1985
Playing time: 47 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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