Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Gilbert, Edith, 1920 - , Interviewee, Female, School assistant:
Speaker: Flawith, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls life in Sileby village from childhood. Speaks in very broad Sileby dialect. Describes entertainment and leisure activities available in Sileby when she was a child. Describes her brother's work as a clicker in the boot and shoe industry. Mentions the village policeman. Recalls a friend's father had a car, but everyone else walked. Describes the village festivals such as the Sileby Parade on Whit Monday, and hymn practice at the chapel. Mentions the competition between the churches to raise the most funds for charity. Describes children's games. Recalls domestic science lessons at school.
Place of birth: Sileby, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Sileby
Recording Date: 28/1/1986
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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