Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Williams, Ellen, 1912 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Flawith, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Joint interview with husband recalling the Co-operative Society. Describes payment of Co-op dividend and decrease of amount paid over time. Mentions different properties owned by the Co-op in Leicester. Describes work in Co-op laundry as Chief Clerk after the Second World War. Recalls Co-op treats as a child and parents using the Co-op. Mentions bookkeeping classes. Talks about the principles of Co-operation and involvement with trade unions. Mentions social activities and children's Pathfinders group supported by the Co-op.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s,1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 11/11/1985
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: see LO/226/177/A
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