Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: White, Nelly, 1930 - , Interviewee, Female, Ancillary mental health worker;
Speaker: Flawith, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls life in the village of Enderby, Leicestershire, between 1930 and 1963. Describes the village, some of the people who lived there, various events such as garden parties, Sunday school treats and village Wakes. Mentions the Squire, a local gamekeeper and walking with her father who was a special policeman. Recalls Enderby school and various shops. Describes everyday life in the village, work in the quarry, keeping animals and growing produce. Describes the village during the Second World War, including the arrival of evacuees, American troops at Bruntingthorpe and the celebrations at the end of the war. Comments on life in the 1930s and 1940s compared to 1980s. Describes the psychiatric hospital between Enderby and Narborough, its influence on local labour, and working there herself.
Place of birth: Enderby, Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Office clerk
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Enderby
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s,
Recording Date: 3/12/1985
Playing time: 1 hr 05mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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