[East Midlands Oral History Archive logo]


[Link to: new search] [Link to request a recording] [Link to: contact the cataloguer]


851, LO/215/166
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
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bottesford
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

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

Page Automatically Generated

Use the browser's back button to return to the previous screen.


Last updated: 08/05/02
East Midland Oral History Archive Web maintainer
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.