Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Everitt, Marcel, 1914 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Mitchell, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Briefly recalls arrival of gas and electricity in Blaby, Leicestershire. Mentions deaths from tuberculosis, local doctor, chemist, death knolls being different for men, women, children. Remembers local school. Talks about poverty, the means test. Describes local houses, family diet. Briefly mentions local poaching, card schools. Talks about childhood games, local shops, village events such as local fairs. Brief mention of Countesthorpe Cottage Homes. Reflects on women's working lives and gives examples of quarreling and generosity.
Place of birth: St John's Wood, London
Education: Church school, Blaby
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Blaby
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s
Recording Date: 16/12/1986
Playing time: 1 hour
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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