Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Roots, Nellie, 1897 - , Interviewee, Female, Hoisery worker; Dressmaker;
Speaker: Aucott, S, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls early family life and school at King Richard's Road, Leicester. Comments on headmistress using the cane. Recalls royal visit in 1905. Remembers joining a hosiery firm, Hearths, which she found boring and left to try dressmaking at Taseys and Sons on Belgrave Gate and becoming a cutter at Taseys. Describes how the Newarkes has changed. Briefly mentions going to Skegness, Lincolnshire on the train age 8, trips to Bradgate Park, and Rothley House. Describes cafes, shops, particularly Adderleys, and Market characters in Leicester. Talks about church and being converted.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: King Richard's Road, Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1900s,1910s, 1920s
Recording Date: 13/3/1986
Playing time: 32 mins
Access Restrictions: Full consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
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