Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Holmes, Lily, 1895 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes mother and fathers' families, upbringing in Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire. Mentions school, leaving at age 13 to work in Drivers' hosiery factory. Describes work, pay, conditions at Drivers; shops, various people in Barrow. Describes her wedding, having her daughters, skating on frozen river, Christmas. Brief mention of brother's injury, neighbour's death in World War I. Talks about air raid in Second World War, sheltering neighbours. Anecdote of mother mistaking Bobby Charlton [sportsman on television] for her son, death of mother, argument over chapel or church burial.
Place of birth: Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire
Education: Hall Orchard School, Barrow on Soar
Marital Status: , Children: Daughters, 2
Father's Occupation: Painter and Decorator
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Barrow on Soar
Recording Date: 4/11/1987
Playing time: 33 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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