Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Spencer, Gladys Mabel, 1912 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Simpson, T, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life on father's dairy farm, Bridge Farm, Elmsthorpe, Leicestershire. Describes life on the farm during the First World War, including Land Army girls and soldier's help. Mentions by name various people from the village. Recalls schooling at local private school and grammar school. Mentions move to Woodhouse Farm and helping on farm from age 12. Briefly mentions milk production, incidents of Tuberculosis (TB) in the herd, and bottling milk. Recalls harvest and wages earnt on farm in 1920s. Mentions playing as a child and conditions in the farmhouse as a child. Recalls how father became a farmer, his death in 1936, and farming during the Second World War.
Place of birth: Hinckley, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hinckley
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 18/2/1986
Playing time: 31 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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