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885, LO/249/200
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Taylor, Elizabeth, 1925 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Aucott, S., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls growing up on a farm at Bushby House Farm in Leicestershire. Describes her first memories of work on the farm, separating milk. Recalls starting school and Sunday school events. Details the work she had to do as a child on the farm and her siblings entering service. Comments on how her sisters had to help with jobs more than her brother. Mentions evacuees, Land Army girls and Prisoners of War (POWs) on the farm during the Second World War. Describes harvesting, horses, the crops grown and the Harvest Supper. Mentions the Harvest Festival at the local church and Gaulby garden fete. Recalls a diphtheria epidemic in Gaulby and describes attitudes towards menstruation. Describes animal ailments, eliminating vermin from the farm and dancing and other forms of entertainment.
Place of birth: Little Stretton, Leicestershire
Education: Thurnby school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Tenant Farmer
Mother's Occupation: Housemaid
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Busby, Gaulby
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 7/2/1986
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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