Leicester Oral history Archive Collection
Speaker: Newton, Winifred, 1903 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery Worker; Shoe Worker;
Speaker: Carter, M, Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Recalls school and leaving to work in shoe factory at thirteen years of age. Describes leaving shoe factory for work in hosiery factory and the work she did there. Recalls the end of the First World War and getting married in 1924. Mentions life in Hinckley including various clubs in the area. Recalls the Second World War, mentioning evacuees and air raid shelters. Talks about her husband's and sons' work during the war.
Place of birth:
Education: Council school
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 2
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley, Barwell
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s,
Recording Date: 11/9/1985
Playing time: 12 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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