Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Jacques, Hazel, 1934 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Lee, L, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes entry to a Receiving Home in Leicester due to parent's illness, staying with Mrs Hammond of East Park Road, Leicester, then being sent to Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicestershire. Remembers how she was told of mother's death, her reaction. Describes Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, mentions Miss Milner, Miss Gillespie, lists houses, mentions restrictions. Describes life after return to Mrs Hammond's, mentions aspects of life during Second World War such as sirens, sweets. General anecdotes, observations about life in Receiving Home, Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Mrs Hammond's, becoming a teenager. Recalls foster home, age 14, with Mr and Mrs Wilkinson, anecdote about running away.
Place of birth:
Education: Bridge Street, Moat Road
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Countesthorpe, Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s
Recording Date: 26/2/1987
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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