Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Davies, Frances, 1919 - , Interviewee, Female, School teacher;
Speaker: Peace, S., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls having evacuees from Birmingham billeted on the family during the Second World War. Recalls various incidents around brother and sister evacuees who stayed with them. Mentions keeping in touch with evacuee's family after war. Describes holidays in chalet in Abergele, North Wales from the time she was married. Recalls girl evacuee going to grammar school and training as nurse before emigrating to New Zealand. Continues with details of girl's brother, his friendship with local boy and the boys being in the army together during national service. Gives more details about keeping in touch with the two evacuees and their family since the war. Recants some memories of evacuation given to her by the girl evacuee prior to this interview.
Place of birth: Ibstock, Leicestershire
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Miner
Mother's Occupation: Dressmaker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Ibstock.
Recording Date: 30/4/1990
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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