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1110, LO/457/407/B
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Meredith, Sarah, 1918 - , Interviewee, Female, Canal worker
Speaker: Bilton, A, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes childhood journey to Oxford with parents on canal from Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Talks about working with husband on canals, looking after children, importance of education for children. Mentions rations, cooking during Second World War. Describes clothes worn. Mentions children falling in locks. Describes interior of barge. Brief mention of going to pub in evening, family dog being a good watchdog.
Place of birth: Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Marital Status: Married, Children: Daughters: 2
Father's Occupation: Canal worker
Mother's Occupation: Canal worker
Location: County: Derbyshire
Location: Town/Place: Ilkeston
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 3/2/1988
Playing time: 15 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: LO/456/407/A

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