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1028, LO/383/334
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Challifour, Sarah (Sally), 1905 - , Interviewee, Female, Shop worker, Post Office worker; Lightbulb capper;
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes education at King Richards Road School, Leicester, talks about brother in law Frank Challifour, headmaster; gives views on school leaving standard. Briefly describes being runabout at Adderleys shop, Robinson and Pickfords hosiery, Savages shop. Mention of Adderleys managers living in Victoria Street [now University Road]. Briefly describes shop work on Granby Street; working for Franklins, furriers, gives cost of fur coats. Explains how French father in law left France, outlines husband's working life as tailor. Talks about family life, being brought up by aunt and uncle. Describes joining Post Office in Second World War, discipline, bombing of post office, being trade union representative, working for AEI as capper of lightbulbs. Talks about having evacuee from London, visit to Leicester of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, strike at Wolsey, visit to London for 1935 jubilee. Describes Sundays in childhood, clothes worn during First World War.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: King Richards Road School
Marital Status: Widowed, Children: Son: 1
Father's Occupation: Postman
Mother's Occupation: Hosiery worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 18/6/1987
Playing time: 1 hr 12 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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