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949, LO/304/255
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Gillot, Jean, 1919 - , Interviewee, Female, Secretary; WAAF;
Speaker: Kirrane, S, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in Evington, Leicester before moving to New Walk. Mentions attending school and where her father taught. Describes move to New Walk and details of the house and surrounding area. Describes attending the Newarke Grammar school and how she got her first job as a clerk. Describes how she eventually became a secretary and served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in Northern Ireland, during the Second World War. Describes more of the New Walk and the lamp lighters who lit the lamps when she first moved there. Mentions return to New Walk after the war until 1956. See also interview with sister Phyllis Davis ( 946, LO/298/249)
Place of birth: Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
Education: Newarke Grammar school, Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Schoolmaster
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Evington,
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 13/8/1986
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: 946, LO/298/249

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