Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Hill, Noreen, 1922 - , Interviewee, Female, Post Office worker; British Rail
Speaker: McGrath, JM, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Gives brief family background, which was Republican. Describes situation in Cork, Ireland, regarding the British, work, at outbreak of Second World War. Talks about attitude to British, leaving Cork for Leicester to find work in 1944, settling in Leicester. Describes Irish community in Leicester. Briefly mentions job at Post Office. Talks about relationship with non-Catholic husband, feeling a foreigner with his family, problems with integrating, her growing interest in Irish heritage. Reflects on attempts to make children aware of heritage, gives examples. Gives example of effect of the troubles in Northern Ireland on her, effect of Birmingham pub bomb of 1975. Talks about political situation in Northern Ireland.
Place of birth: Cork, Ireland
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Engine driver
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 29/1/1987
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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