Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Smith, Lillian, 1886 - , Interviewee, Female, Dressmaker's apprentice
Speaker: Simpson, Tom, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls attending Medway Street school and living in Highfields as a child. Recalls the death of Queen Victoria. Recalls working as an apprentice dressmaker. Mentions her father going to Australia, her husband fighting during World War I, and her mother cooking. Recalls working from home and moving to Sutton on Sea with her husband, where they experienced flooding.
Place of birth:
Education: Medway Street school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Stonemason
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1880s, 1890s, 1900s,1910s
Recording Date: 6/12/1985
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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