Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Challands, Ethel, 1911 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic Service; Laundry worker;
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life in Bottesford. Mentions winning scholarship to grammar school but having to decline it. Describes work in domestic service, as a day girl, and work in Bottesford laundry. Details the work of the laundry. Mentions unemployment between the wars and her feelings about the scholarship. Talks about the shops in Bottesford village and how villagers grew vegetables and kept livestock and the types of employment available for villagers. Describes various home remedies and superstitions.
Place of birth: Staffordshire
Education: until age 14
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Railway worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bottesford
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 10/10/1985
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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