Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Barnes, Ena, 1905 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Aucott, S, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Gives detailed portrait of Rothley village, Leicestershire in the early 20th century. Mentions schools, illnesses and doctors. Recalls many local shops, where they were located and what they sold. Mentions games and local farms, farmers and agricultural workers. Recalls village transport before and after 1911. Recalls local industry, housing stock and public houses. Mentions entertainment, village hall, local groups such as the Band of Hope and church attendance. Recalls the arrival of electricity and water to the village, girls going into domestic service locally and the annual August Bank holiday procession.
Place of birth: Rothley, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Rothley
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 25/11/1986
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
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