Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Smart, Beatrice Maud, 1920 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes family: girls raised as Church of England, boys as Methodist, discipline at home [Anstey, Leicestershire]. Mentions entertainment in village, policeman who boxed with wrongdoers, wakes, drinking, being remarried in Registry office and blessed in church. Mention of Sunday School, chapel services, funerals. Brief mention of 'rude' man who touched girls. Describes how family arranged round mother's work. Talks about school days, childhood games, coming home late from dances. Mention of poverty in Anstey. Describes ignorance of menstruation, pregnancy, attitudes to unmarried mothers.
Place of birth: Anstey, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Anstey
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s
Recording Date: 17/9/1987
Playing time: 1 hr 4 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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