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1017, LO/372/322
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Barrs, Ethel Nora, 1899 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Mitchell, T, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Remembers father training boxers in Green Men Inn, Wharf Street, Leicester, recalls cost of drinks. Describes making bomb baskets in First World WarI (WW1), names colleagues. Briefly mentions a Boer War memory of her father's, fate of his brothers in WWI. Describes father basket making. Sings songs, including Sheikh of Araby. Mentions brother being in Hillcrest Hospital, conditions. Brief mentions of Bond Street Hospital, shopping for doll's clothes, various soaps. Brief description of dancing in Leicester, coffee houses, selling hot cross buns - sings selling song. Brief mention of sweets, outings to parks. Briefly remembers Leicester Palace, shows, having mice. Mentions courting husband, clothes at wedding, fire at St George's Church.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Boxer, Basket maker
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered:
Language: English

Recording Date: 11/5/1987
Playing time: 1 hr 10 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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