Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Palmer, Elise May, 1899 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes family background, upbringing as Baptist, attending Weslyan Methodist, then Primitive Methodist. Mentions Sunday School, Band of Hope, women doing men's work during First World War. Describes how brother's death, age 5, affected family. Says Chapel and Church didn't mix. Mention of courting in Anstey [Leicestershire], work in shoe trade, adult school. Describes disclipline at home, at school; school lessons, sports days. Mention of Morris dancing, leisure time. Talks about confirmation in Church of England (C of E), 1943, ministers, congregation, differences between C of E and non-conformist sermons. Mentions cinema in Anstey, lack of sex education, reasons for closure of Weslyan Chapel, bringing up sister's child when sister died.
Place of birth: Shepshed, Leicestershire
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Anstey
Periods Covered: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 23/9/1987
Playing time: 56 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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