Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anderson, Fanny, 1910 - , Interviewee, Female, Domestic Service;
Speaker: Kiranne, S, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in Hoby, Leicestershire. Describes schooling briefly and details of the family moving due to father' s work as farming foreman. Describes remedies given to her as a child. Recalls starting work in domestic service at 14 with a family in Hoby, then at Ragdale, Leicestershire. Describes the work housework she did, mainly in farmhouse. Recalls how she meet her husband. Mentions the birth of her first child and giving up work. Compares her children's childhood with her own. Recalls blackouts and air-raid shelters during the Second World War.
Place of birth: Rutland
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Farm worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Hoby, Ragdale
Periods Covered: 1910s,1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 11/9/1986
Playing time: 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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