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925, LO/280/231
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Anon, 1920 - , Interviewee, Female, Nun;
Speaker: Flawith, J., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls meeting Dominican sisters in Newcastle when she was 18 which led to her becoming a nun. Reports parents supported her decision when she entered the convent at 24. Mentions training in Stroud, Gloucestershire and minimal contact with her family. As a novice in wartime she had to use her nursing skills, gained previously when involved in war work. Describes aspects of being a novice, including vow of poverty and special ceremonies. Comments on extended length of being a novice today, marriage and chastity.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire, Gloucestershire
Location: Town/Place: Stroud, Newcastle, Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Language: English

Recording Date: 20/5/1986
Playing time: 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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