Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Hall, Primrose, 1925 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Flawith, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes early life and childhood in Stroughton and Evington villages in Leicestershire. Recalls Girl Guides and Basque refugees. Describes Stroughton village, mother selling paraffin and water tanker. Sketches attending schools in Thurnby and Oadby, Leicestershire. Mentions father's work first as Co-operative society dairy foreman then master Thatcher. Recalls family keeping livestock and how this attracted rats. Recalls evacuees staying in village during Second World War and the effect of American soldiers (GI's) being billeted at Oadby race course. Quotes poem about American troops. Mentions German Prisoners of War (POWs) working on farms after taking over American billets in Shady Lane. Mentions being in Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD), working for Taylor, Taylor and Hobson and doing fire watch duty.
Place of birth:
Education: Thurnby school; Oadby school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Master Thatcher
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Stroughton, Evington
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 28/4/1986
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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