Leicester Oral history Archive Collection
Speaker: Smith, Emily, 1911 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic Servant; HM Forces;
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls time in domestic service from 1925 until 1940. Describes various jobs and the duties required in domestic service, whilst mother's help, general cook and housekeeper. Gives detail of the families she worked for and the conditions. Recalls joining the forces rather than being called to work in a factory during the Second World War. Gives details of home remedies.
Place of birth:
Education: to age 14.
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 11/9/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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