Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Archer, Alice, 1912 - , Interviewee, Female, Women's Land Army
Speaker: Lee, Liza, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls Glenfield village, Leicester. Describes school and classes at Glenfield Church of England school. Lists shops in villages such as Bents off license. Names some shopkeepers such as Mr. & Mrs. Lamb at the Co-operative. Explains importance of church, and rivalry with chapel. Mentions Band of Hope, importance of white weddings and the Tock H Society. Lists local trades including Doctors Blacksmith and carpenter. Mentions ringing bells for a death and describes village parades. Describes local characters and character of village. Mentions her father was seen to be marrying below his station, and the importance of morals. Describes start of Progress Boot and Shoe works, and committee members. Describes joining Women's Land Army at Lubbenham, the uniform and work.
Place of birth:
Education: Glenfield Church of England school;
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Glenfield
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 18/6/1986
Playing time: 1 hr 28 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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