Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Evans, Dorothy, 1916 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Mitchell, T, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes working at Hillcrest, Leicester, a Poor Law Institution. Mentions Miss Ramsey, the Matron, high regard Hillcrest held in. Talks about the women and children who were admitted. Mentions discipline, tramps working at city farm to earn keep. Talks about patients in the hospital part of the institute. Describes 'rough' area around Hillcrest. Briefly mentions working at Towers Hospital, Leicester, then returning to Hillcrest. Mentions being attacked by patients, use of drugs and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). Talks about cafes, such as Oriental, frequented in Leicester, names others.
Place of birth:
Education: Up to 16
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s
Recording Date: 16/3/1987
Playing time: 56 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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