Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Wattam, Maureen, 1927 - , Interviewee, Female, Secretary; Dairymaid;
Speaker: Aucott, S, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls school at Quenby, Leicestershire. Describes school curriculum, examinations and Scholarships. Explains about payment for education in Leicester schools. Briefly mentions role of religion at school and games played. Talks about village life, funeral customs, local nurse, Nursing association, home remedies and vaccinations. Mentions shops, local trades, chapel, sports and attitude of gentry. Talks about Quenby Hall, visits by royalty, father's duties as groom, lists other servants and working there as a secretary. Briefly describes making butter. Comments on power of Nutting family, locally. Very briefly mentions Prisoner of War ( POW) camp at Billesden and land army girls working on estate during Second World War. Anecdote about royalty passing her on horseback.
Place of birth: Sudbury, Derbyshire
Education: Quenby Village school; Thurnby
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Stud groom
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Quenby
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 15/4/1986
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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