Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Johnson, Laura, 1931 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Kirrane, S, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Talks about growing up in Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicestershire. Describes jobs, school, examples of harsh discipline and punishments. Mentions the Adams family [matron and master], concerts, holidays. Describes relationship with ill mother. Brief mentions of going into domestic service, chores, the Home's infirmary, lack of knowledge of facts of life.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Hazel Street school, Narborough Road school
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Countesthorpe
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s
Recording Date: 24/2/1987
Playing time: 18 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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