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909, LO/264/215
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Martin, Eva, 1917 - , Interviewee, Female, Textile Cutter;
Speaker: West, Robert, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls Hungarton, Leicestershire having four gates which were opened on hunt days. Briefly describes school in the village, then in Thurnby. Mentions working on farm then describes working for Triumph textiles in Leicester. Recalls cycling to work due to lack of bus transport. Talks about the shops, allotments, village professions, and mentions several people by name. Relates drinking fresh milk from cows with foot and mouth, causing her mouth to blister and farm owner being ruined and committing suicide. Brief mention of home remedies, spending her penny pocket money. Describes church events, not being allowed to play in street on Sunday, village social life, dances and festivals. Recalls local gentry buying presents for children at Christmas. Talks about water supply, pumps and rainwater, and electricity. Brief description of cooking facilities and tradesmen who came to the village.
Place of birth: Hungarton, Leicestershire
Education: Hungarton Village school; Thurnby school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Stud Groom
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hungarton
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s
Language: English

Recording Date: 26/3/1986
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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