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1094, LO/440/391
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Richardson, Beryl, 1923 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker, Railway porter
Speaker: Leigh, J, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Outlines childhood, school, in Spinney Hills area of Leicester. Describes finding hosiery job at Chilprufe, ease of finding work, wages. Briefly describes father's job delivering bread with horse and cart. Talks about training in London for radio location work during Second World War, being based on St Saviour's Road, Leicester, until pregnant. Describes work as porter with London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) during war, interaction with Italian prisoners of war who also worked there. Remembers Leicester being bombed, being in a pub when a bomb exploded nearby.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Moat Road School
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Baker, labourer
Mother's Occupation: Ward orderly
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 3/12/1987
Playing time: 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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