Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Langham, Doris, 1902 - 1988, Interviewee, Female, Library assistant; Factory worker.
Speaker: Noble, L., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls early life in Bardon, including details of father's working life and premature death. Also the early death of two of her brothers. Mentions air-raid on Loughborough in 1916. Describes games, pastimes, school teachers, chapel and church as a child, as well as people living in the village. Mother's washing day and household sanitation are remembered together with preparation of meals and clothes worn. Employment at Leicester municipal library then Rowley's and Faire Brother's factories before meeting husband and marriage in 1923.
Place of birth: Stanley Street, Leicester.
Education: Bardon Hill Church of England school
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 3 Daughters: 4
Father's Occupation: Quarry worker
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Bardon; Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 4/5/1987
Playing time: 48mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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