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85, MA200/093/093
Mantle Oral History Project

Speaker: Boulstridge, Eileen, 1916 - , Interviewee, Female, Hosiery worker; Dairy business, delivery and pasteurisation
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Talks about her family and going to school before working in the hosiery industry in Shepshed. Recalls first marriage in 1940 to a milkman and remarriage after first husband died. Describes in some detail her first husband's milk round and the pasteurising milk business she set up with her second husband. Details the pasteurising process and the local farms which provided milk. Continues by describing the allocation of zones for milk delivery during the Second World War. Recalls different aspects of the Second World War, such as evacuees, the Black Market, war work and Land Army girls, and also events such as the bombing of Coventry, an unexploded bomb and the Hugglescote show. Also talks about the effect of the war on individuals. Describes various people from the area, particularly those she came across delivering milk. Recalls street parties, fetes, Whitwick Parade and other events, as well as visits to Whitwick cinema.
Place of birth: Whitwick, Leicestershire
Education: Whitwick infant school; Whitwick Church of England school.
Marital Status: Married, Children: son: 1
Father's Occupation: Production manager
Mother's Occupation: Shoe factory worker
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Huggescote, Whitwick
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 20/9/1990
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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