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848, LO/212/163
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Hayes, M.E. Mrs, - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker; Shop worker;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood and schooldays at Narborough Road school in Leicester. Describes first job in clothing factory at Russell's on Eastern Boulevard, Leicester, then work at Hurst's until marriage. Talks about her father being founder member of the Independent Labour Party (ILP) in Leicester and links with the Co-operative Society. Gives details of the Co-op movement and activities of the Co-operative Guild of Women. Describes working in Co-op shop from 1941, in particular working at the High Street branch.
Place of birth:
Education: Narborough Road school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation: Shoe worker;
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s,1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s,1960s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/10/1985
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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