Leicester Oral history Archive Collection
Speaker: Holyland, Betty, 1924 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Flawith, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes father work as mining engineer in early 1930s. Recalls father coming home with boy refugee from Spanish Civil war and lodger translating for them. Details mother going to collect more refugee children from Evington village hall. Describes refugee children's lack of warm cloths and involvement of their lodger, Mr. Pank a scoutmaster in helping the refugees. Mentions Mrs. Attenborough being chief organizer of children's welfare and how children were cared for, until they returned to Spain after the Civil war.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Mining Engineer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s
Recording Date: 30/4/1986
Playing time: 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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