Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Smith, Alice, 1909 - , Interviewee, Female, Teacher; Waitress; Shop keeper
Speaker: West, RP, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Briefly describes Hungarton, Leicestershire in the 1920s and her time as a teacher at Hungarton school. Mentions a few local people by name. Relates how low pay at the school led her to a become a waitressing at Adderleys in Leicester. Describes the shop, staff, work duties, conditions and the social life. Recalls daily mannequin parades in the restaurant. Mentions moving to Simpkins after 12 years, but few details. Mentions working for a dentist on Melton Road, including treatments and impact of National Health Service (NHS). When she married ran shop in Hungarton.
Place of birth: Hungarton, Leicestershire
Education: Hungarton school
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Stud groom
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hungarton, Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/3/1986
Playing time: 42 mins
Access Restrictions: Full consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
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