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993, LO/348/299
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Howlett, Hilda, 1905 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: McGrath, JM, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Explains both mother and father in prison service. Describes how they came to Leicester Prison, their accomodation in the prison. Describes procedure for entering prison, one escape attempt, father's uniform. Briefly mentions several aspects of prison life such as the Black Maria, respect for the job of Prison Officer, being locked out of prison one night. Remembers having to fight for father's pension when he left service due to leukaemia.
Place of birth: Wakefield
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Soldier; Prison Warder
Mother's Occupation: Prison Warder
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s
Language: English

Recording Date: 25/2/1987
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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