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1066, LO/413/364
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Jeffrey, Helen, 1908 - , Interviewee, Female, Magistrate
Speaker: Green, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes childhood in Leicester, taught by governess from age 5. Mentions being taken to live with postman's wife in Houghton on Hill during First World War (WWI). Brief mention of attending Granville School. Recalls foods eaten during WWI. Mention of church attendence, mother reading the bible to children. Recalls that education was not geared to a career, women were expected to get married; regret of not going to university although did do course at Sorbonne. Mention of taking children into her house and teaching them during Second World War. Remembers her father, a magistrate, telling her about crime and punishment. Explains why there was less crime immediately after WWI.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Granville School, Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Doctor
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 10/9/1987
Playing time: 14 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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