Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Holyoak, Doris, 1919 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes helping to provide accomodation for evacuated children in Leicester during Second World War as part of Women's Voluntary Service (WVS). Details food rations, toys children played with, general conditions in Leicester. Describes work with WVS. Recalls men going off to war, programmes on the radio, various past-times, getting home through an air-raid, the arrival of Americans.
Place of birth: Nottingham
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s
Recording Date: 22/7/1987
Playing time: 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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